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Social History Websites That Bring Your Ancestor's Story to Life by Gena Philibert-Ortega - Digital Download



 
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Social history is an important part of genealogical research. In this presentation we will go over 25 websites that will help you better understand your ancestor's life which will then lead you to more resources.

This was presented to a live webinar audience on October 19, 2016. 1 hour 23 minutes, plus 5 pages of handouts.

The recording is also included as part of the monthly or annual membership.

Viewers' comments:
  • Very interesting webinar. Contained material I was completely unaware of. Thank you.
  • Absolutely one of the best webinars I've seen! Social History is left out of so many genealogies--and social history is what makes them interesting! Thank you for this one!
  • All I can say is "WOW" .... what a wealth of information. Loved every minute of it!!!!
  • Amazing amount of information. Thanks much for having this webinar. Looking forward to going over the webinar archives.
  • An absolutely amazing presentation!
  • Awesome sauce with a side of yeah!
  • Awesome webinar! Thanks so much for having these great webinars, learn so much! :)
  • Awesome! Enjoyed learning that you could purchase a 'build-your-own-house kit' AND a gravestone from the Sears Catalog back in early 1900s!
  • AWESOME!!! Lots of great tips & great info plus all the websites in the handout! Gena gets the TripleCrown! I truly enjoyed listening to her.
  • Beyond good this was great encouragement to write and tell our ancestors story.
  • BRAVO!! Interesting topic(s) and VERY well-presented! Bring her back often.
  • Definitely one of the best webinars I've attended! Thank you Geoff and Gena.
  • Excellent Information and a very engaging presentation.
  • Excellent presentation and presenter (as I have come to expect from Webinar Wednesdays)!
  • Excellent presentation. Gina can speak knowledgeably & comfortably which makes for easy listening !
  • Excellent webinar! If you want to know more about how your ancestors lived, you will want to watch this again. I know that I will.
  • EXCELLENT WEBINAR! She is so enthusiastic!
  • Excellent webinar. One of the best I've seen so far.
  • Excellent! Many sources I never heard of. I'm all about writing the stories of my ancestors, and yet, I never met or heard family stories about them. This really helps to round out their life stories.
  • Excellent. Learned so much and enjoyed her easy presentation style!! Great hand-out too, and added several notes in the margin as well!
  • Fantastic tips - now I need to get busy!!
  • Gena brought out the important part of the genealogy effort. Thanks!
  • Gena did a fantastic job as usual! I could listen to her teach all day!
  • Good speaker! As a child, I watched my grandfather have a Sear's house built. It was moved across a field and is still in good shape today.
  • Great information is available, but I don't think about searching for these things. Thank you for educating me and others, if nothing else but to see an incredible amount of information out there to enrich our Family History.
  • Great presentation and easy to listen to - topped off with great ideas and thought provoking
  • Great webinar with so much information. Gena is great presenter and keep you thinking.
  • I am just beginning to look for ways to add historical enrichment information to my ancestor's lives. This webinar gave me a so many sites to search. Thank you!
  • I could listen to Gina for hours! So knowledgeable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
  • I learned so much. I ama newbie. I had no idea these web sites existed. I also see I don't have to buy and read all those history books on various periods. My family goes way back to the 1400's and earlier.
  • I teach an online family history class for BYU-Idaho called "The Family and Society." Today's webinar relates perfectly to the subject of the class. I will post the link and give extra credit for watching it. Thank you for Webinar Wednesday!
  • I'd like to give this webinar a lot more than a 5! What a fantastic syllabus. I don't know where to start searching first! So much to look at...so little time! Thanks so much Gena. Thanks, Legacy and Geoff!
  • Lots of help to put meat on the bones of a dry story. Thanks for a great webinar.
  • Oh boy, I have a lot of late nights coming up doing social history!
  • One of the best webinars ever!!
  • So many new websites to research. So little time!!! I have just begun writing social history around the genealogy research I've done. This webinar is very timely for me.
  • SO much info!! Even though I have researched a lot of family social history, Gena had some new resources to me- off to research!! Thank you!
  • There should be a 10 to rate Gena's webinars. She is that good!
  • This is right up there as one of my all time favorite webinars! I will watch this over and over.
  • This was a very exciting webinar! It is how I have always believed genealogy should be "done." I grew up hearing the stories of my ancestors and how history fit around them, so my bar has always been set high!! Seeing the participants react tells it all - this is what people want to know about their ancestors. Excellent topic and presentation style. Can't wait to watch more of her.
  • This webinar was so very cool,...one of the best that I have attended. Thank you Gena and Geoff!! I have a lot of websites that I am going to be spending a lot of time on!!!
  • WOW! Gena's presentation with all the wonderful new websites was great! Thank you, Geoff, for providing the websites in the chat box. Much appreciated.
  • WOW!!! so much info, so many places to look and so many good suggestions. Thanks so much.
  • You really need to add ratings up to 10. Gena would get a 10 for today's webinar. Clear, concise and packed with so much useful information I may have to skip the next webinar to try out the sites she mentioned.

About the author:
Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor.


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