Speaker-September 2019

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

 September 21, 2019

 “25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestor”

Presented by: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Finding female ancestors can be a challenge. In historical records, women adopted their husbands’ surnames when they married and carried that name through the rest of their lives. Property and estate records were most often recorded in the husband’s name. While this can make researching our female ancestors difficult, there are records out there that document their lives. Genealogical researcher Gena Philibert-Ortega has specialized in researching the women in our family trees and she will share 25 tips that will help you identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors.

About the speaker: Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy and 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, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors, and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, Geo-Literary Society, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS PROGRAM AND ENJOY FREE REFRESHMENTS WITH OUR SOCIETY MEMBERS. THE SPEAKER’S PRESENTATION FOLLOWS A SHORT BUSINESS MEETING.

Meeting Place:

27976 Marguerite Parkway at Hillcrest Drive

Enter behind the LDS Church, Mission Viejo

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Visitors Welcome!

For Information contact vicepresident@soccgs.org

 

The SOCCGS Genealogy Research Center located at the Mission Viejo Library is open seven days a week with docents available to help you.  Visit www.soccgs.org for hours.