Genealogy Events and Family History Writer’s Retreats

Upcoming Events

02/27/2019 - 3/2/2019

I invite you to come and experience Rootstech for yourself. It is a genealogist dream! I am presenting 5 times, so lots of time to come and say hi.

  • Discover Your Japanese Ancestors
  • Blending Family History and Technology with the Art of Storytelling
  • Writing Powerful Family History Stories
  • Creative Ways to Share Your Family History
  • Making the Leap; Becoming a Professional Genealogist

8 am - 5pm
Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah

6/7/2019 - 6/8/2019

THE Genealogy Show
Come take part in the inaugural event. Expert speakers from around the world!

  • Top Mistakes That New Genealogists Make and How to Avoid Them
  • How to Organise and Keep Track of Everything

9am - 5pm
The NEC, Birmingham, England


Family History Writers Retreat
Genealogists Jill Morelli and Valerie Elkins are offering a 5 day writer's retreat in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Sept 21-25, 2019.
The 5 day retreat offers plenty of quiet to focus on writing those family history stories or certification portfolios you been putting off. When you need a break from writing, try hiking the beautiful nature trails, swim or soak in the hot tub or enjoy the many other recreational amenities.

A daily class on writing, will help keep you motivated and improve your writing skills. Optional private consultation/mentoring session will be offered.

Price includes a variety of delicious home-cooked breakfast and lunch meals with 24 hour snacks and beverages. A relaxing afternoon tea will be served during the daily writing class. Dinner time will be on your own to allow you to explore the local cuisine and restaurants. Enjoy desserts each evening during the group sharing session - a perfect way to end each evening.

Also included in the price are lovely, comfortable rooms with separate semi-private bathrooms, lots of quiet writing spaces and wifi is also available. Transportation will be offered from the Denver airport, with a small mileage charge. Shuttle service from the Denver airport is also available. Airfare is not included.

Space is limited, so booking your space early is recommended.

SAVE THE DATE! More info later.
Come join us and write!

Past Events

February 28-March 3, 2018
February 8-10, 2017
April 29, 2017
February 28-March 3, 2018

Rootstech 2018, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
Divvy Up Your Family Tree: A Hat for Everyone
Collaborations: A Hat for Everyone

February 8-10, 2017

Rootstech 2017, Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah
Creating Beautiful Images for Your Family History Projects
Finding Your Family Stories in Documents

April 29, 2017

Centerville, Utah 4 Stake Family History Conference

2016 Speaking Events:

February 3-6, 2016
March 19, 2016
April 16, 2016
July 26-29, 2016
February 3-6, 2016

Rootstech 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
Becoming Your Own Family's History Expert

March 19, 2016

Riverton Family History Center, Riverton, UT
Creating a Book of Remembrance for Our Day
Becoming Unforgettable; Leaving a Legacy for Future Generations

April 16, 2016

Centerville Tri-Stake Family History Fair, Centerville, UT
Creating a Book of Remebrance for Our Day
Becoming Your Family's Storyfinder

July 26-29, 2016

BYU Conference on Family History, Provo, UT
Becoming Your Family's Genealogy Expert
Heroes and Scoundrels - Every Family Has Them
Telling Your Own Story

Want to contact me? I would love to hear from you!