Gena Philibert-Ortega

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 (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.

 

January 4, 2020

10:00 AM - Five Steps to Better Newspaper Research

How do you research your ancestor in the newspaper? Coming up empty handed? Do you know there's more out there, but you just can't find it? Learn the five steps to better newspaper research that will enhance your searches and help you find what you need.

 

11:15 AM - A Genealogist Visits the Library

Are you a frequent library patron? What types of libraries have you visited? Do you know what to look for at a library in the hometown of your ancestor? Whether you have a wallet full of library cards or you haven't been in a few years, this presentation will provide you the tips you need to do better research. In this presentation we will look at types of libraries, what they hold in their collections, and tips for getting the most out of your library trip.

 

Handouts, when available, will be in Member's Only on the Speaker Handouts page.

 

 

General Meetings

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SAVE THESE 2020 DATES

Saturday March 7, 2020
BASH with Paul Woodbury

Saturday October 3, 2020
DNA Day with Blaine Bettinger


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

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