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FSGS Poolside Chat with Gena Philibert-Ortega - Her Name was Not Unknown: Finding Female Ancestors
WEBINAR ABSTRACT: “What’s her maiden name?” “What happened to her after her husband died?” “How do I start researching my great-grandmother?” We’ve all felt the disappointment of seeing the word “unknown” to describe a female ancestor’s name. How do we go from “unknown” to finding a name? This presentation will explain techniques, methodology, and resources vital to family history research. Enhance your research skills using a 5-step approach to researching (and finding) female ancestors.

HANDOUT: The handout is available to FSGS members only and you must log into the FSGS website in order to download it. Under the “Resources” tab click on “Poolside Chats: Webinars”. Scroll down to “Upcoming Webinars,” click on the “Register Now” for the upcoming webinar. On this webpage, scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Download Handout” button. You will be taken to a PDF that you can print and/or download.

PRESENTER: Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, as well as six editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Morsehead Publishing. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food, Family, Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank and Legacy Webinars blogs. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.

May 18, 2023 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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