Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Davis Genealogy Club Program: Remember the Ladies: Researching Female

The Davis Genealogy Club is proud to host well-known genealogist,  author, blogger, and speaker from Southern California, Gena Philibert- Ortega to discuss, "Remember the Ladies: Researching Female Ancestors", on Monday, Sept. 24th. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. at the  Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street in  Davis.  All are welcome. For more, visit: www.davisgenealogy.org.

About the Program
Tracing the women in a family tree can be a challenge, since historically, most women didn't leave the same type of paper trail that men typically did. This presentation covers several little-known methods for seeking these elusive ancestors. Understanding a woman’s community and her historical era become important tools in the search for documents. Sources to be explored in this lecture go beyond sparse government papers, and into the realm of libraries, archives, manuscript collections and some female-specific resources.

About the Speaker
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master's degree in Religion. She has spoken to groups throughout the U.S. and to virtual audiences worldwide. The author of hundreds of articles in genealogy magazines, newsletters, and her own blogs, Philibert-Ortega has also written  several books including the recently published, "From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Family Recipes". Philibert-Ortega has written and taught several courses for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies; she currently serves as vice-president of the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and as a director of the California State Genealogical Alliance. Gena's current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts, and researching women's lives, and she specializes in the nineteenth century and the Civil War.

Submitted by Lisa Henderson
Posted by Denise H. Richmond

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