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05 June 2015

Meet the Speaker: Gena Philibert Ortega


Saturday July 18 1:00-3:00 California Genealogical Society Library 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2 Oakland, California 94612
The California Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome back genealogist, blogger and author, Gena Philibert Ortega. If you haven’t met her yet, you are in for a real treat. On July 18, Gena will present Her Name Wasn't Unknown: Researching Your Female Ancestor's Life. Female ancestors can be more difficult to document using traditional genealogical methodology. Successful research includes a social historical approach. Gena will use case studies to teach you different ways of looking for your female ancestors.

To learn more about Gena and her interest in women’s history, take a peek at one of her two blogs. In Gena’s Genealogy, her tagline is “Where Every Day is Dedicated to Women’s History/Genealogy”. Her other blog, Food. Family. Ephemera.: Revealing the food history behind our family history is equally interesting.

Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s 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 Canada as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle and Family Tree Magazine. Gena was a researcher for the first season of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow (2013). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. She is past president for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a board member of the Temecula Valley Genealogical Society. Her current research interests include women’s social history and researching women’s lives using material artifacts. 

Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for this class. Seats are limited.

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