Speaker-May 2020


 May 16, 2020

 “A Genealogical Exploration: New to You Resources for Your Research”

Webinar Presented by: Gena Philibert-Ortega

Hit a brick wall? Need new ideas? Looking for new resources? We all have experienced moments when our research process falls flat. We just don’t know where to look next and that’s when learning about ways to find new resources as well as some “hidden” resources can help. Join Gena Philibert-Ortega as she discusses finding aids, online digitized collections, and databases that might help you learn something new about your ancestor’s life.

About the speaker: 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, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research, Tips & Tricks for Online Genealogy Research (Moorshead Publishing) and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank blog. She is a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the National Genealogical Society Conference, the Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, the Geo-Literary Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture..

This month we will be offering our speaker’s presentation by webinar!

Meeting Place:


Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.