Saturday, June 15, 2024

SLIG Spring Virtual 2025: Researching Women from 1860 to 1950

Join Gena Philibert-Ortega, MA, MAR in her course during SLIG Spring Virtual 2025.

There’s no doubt that researching female ancestors can be difficult. The records genealogist’s use doesn’t always include women by name. Women’s marital name changes coupled with the fact that women’s historical legal rights precluded them from activities that leave a record trail, make finding her story seem impossible.

As we consider our female ancestors, we must enhance our approach from strictly genealogical research to research that includes historical and social history sources and context. By expanding our research to include other methodologies and sources, we can learn more about our female ancestors.

In this course, we will explore women's historical experiences to understand better their lives and the records left behind. Conducting exhaustive research and writing techniques will also be discussed. This course will focus on the 1860-1950 years in the United States so we can narrow our scope and start telling the stories of our most recent female ancestors. Our focus will be recreating women’s communities, finding records, and writing her story so we can share it with family members.

Other Instructors

  • KB Barcomb
  • Sharon DeBartolo Carmack
  • Carly Morgan
  • Sunny Jane Morton
  • Amber Oldenburg
  • Marian Pierre-Louis

This course will be held on Thursdays, 10:00 am–2:00 pm MT, 20 February through 1 May 2025.

Registration for this course and other Spring Virtual 2025 courses opens at 2:00 pm MDT on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

To prepare for registration, create or login to view your account here

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