Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Focus on Tracks-Women

Researching women is one of the hardest challenges genealogist face. This year, NGS is featuring an entire track on Women. These sessions are sure to help with those hard to find females in your family history.

8:00 a.m., T207, "Documenting the Lives of Mormon Woman" by Gena Philibert-Ortega.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a rich western history. This discussion will provide resources to use in researching Mormon women.
Gena is the author of From the Family Kitchen (2012) and holds an MA in interdisciplinary studies and religion.

9:30 a.m., T217, "Interethnic Women and Marriage along Spanish Colonial Frontiers, 1820–80" by Maria Raquel Casas, PhD.

Marriage and women were critical in the conquest of frontiers in Spain and its colonies in the New World.
Maria is an associate professor of history, UNLV, authored Married to a Daughter of the Land: Spanish-Mexican Women and Interethnic Marriage in California, 1820-80.

11:00 a.m., T227, "Feme Covert or Feme Sole: Women and the Law" by Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS.
Women lost and gained property and other rights based upon their marital status. To successfully research women, it is necessary to understand these rights.
Barbara is the former NGS president, is editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and the NGS Research in the States series.

2:30 p.m., T247, "Finding Females: Maiden Name Not Known" by Craig Roberts Scott, CG.
Learning the maiden name may be the most frustrating part of genealogical research. The purpose of this lecture is to provide methods for overcoming those female brick walls.
Craig is president and CEO of Heritage Books, has been a professional genealogist for twenty-eight years, specializing in military records, problem solving, and publishing.

4:00 p.m., T257, "Finding American Women's Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records" by Jane E. Wilcox.
Women from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries are challenging to uncover, but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives.
Jane hosts The Forget-Me-Not Hour radio show in Poughkeepsie, New York, and on BlogTalkRadio and is authoring the William and Margaret Wilcockson family biography.

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