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The Board for Certification of Genealogists presents “Maternal Threads Unwoven: Identifying Margareta’s Mother in 18 th Century Sweden.”

by Jill Morelli, CG, CGL
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 8:00 p.m. (EDT)

In spite of birth entries for Margareta’s five siblings in Hishult, there was no record of her birth in the parish. Tax records quickly identified the father and revealed multiple moves within a narrow span of time; however, identification of the mother remained elusive. No witnesses to the births of the children provided clues; no household examinations existed. Coupling the understanding of broad context (naming patterns, inheritance laws, the calendar shift, etc.) with mtDNA and documentary evidence, the mother was identified and the lack of records was explained.

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