Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Join us for next week's webinar, Grandma did What!?: Researching your Famous and Infamous Relatives presented by Gena Philibert-Ortega. Finding these famous and infamous ancestors and their stories can give you a unique perspective of their lives and your own family history.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8:00 pm Central
Description: In order to research infamous ancestors, genealogists have to be knowledgeable about the diverse historical resources available. In this presentation, using various case studies, we will look at manuscript collections, ephemera, newspapers, and repositories available to research your famous or infamous ancestor.
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, FGS FORUM, and APG Quarterly. She is the author of the books, Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts, and researching women’s lives using material artifacts.
Recordings and Syllabus Also Available
For ISGS members who cannot attend on September 11th, a recording of the webinar, along with the syllabus, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://www.ilgensoc.org. If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! for more information.
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