Time (PST) Event
11:00 am Welcome, Housekeeping, and Introductions
11:15 am Session 1 - Women's Suffrage: Their Rights, Roles, & Limitations
Life for early American woman was often burdened with setbacks. Limited by society without voting rights and inadequate educational opportunities, and virtually no legal identity, women sought to be equals in society. This lecture focuses on the history of women and the Suffrage Movement from the colonial times to the early twentieth century by covering Women and the Legal System, Women and Crime, as well as Women and Voting Rights.
12:05 pm Q&A
12:15 pm Break
12:25 pm Session 2 - Reconstructing the Past: Dealing with Military Record Loss

Over time the United States military has lost large numbers of records due to several major fires and catastrophes. Beginning with the War Department Fire in 1800 to the July 1973 fire that ravaged the National Personnel Record Center in St. Louis, Missouri, our government has sought to reconstruct these lost records. Many substitute records are examined that will add depth to your military ancestors' stories.

1:15 pm Q&A
1:25 pm Lunch Break
2:10 pm Announcements
2:15 pm Session 3 - Influenza: The Twentieth Century's Deadliest Pandemic

With war raging in Europe in 1918, a silent deadly killer traveled with the soldiers from the United States over to the war zones in France. Considered America's deadliest pandemic, the so-called Spanish Flu epidemic killed more American civilians than US soldiers who lost their lives fighting. Many unique genealogical and historical records document our ancestors who died or survived this period of history.

3:05 pm Q&A
3:15 pm Break
3:25 pm Session 4 - Decoding Secret Societies: Researching your Fraternal Ancestors

Were your ancestors members of the Freemasons? Or did they join the Order of the Eastern Star? Discover the rich history and genealogical material that awaits in membership records, historical research, and photographs of families who may have belonged to one or more of these secret societies.

4:15 pm Q&A
4:25 pm Wrap up

Please note that this is a LIVE event, and the schedule may shift slightly to serve the needs of the live audience.

Contact OCCGS:

Orange County California Genealogical Society
c/o Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648

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