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Gena Philibert-Ortega is a genealogist, author and contributor to Family Tree Magazine.
Her primary passions are history and food, which she’ll blend together like cake batter
at this weekend’s Fall Virtual Conference. In this guest post, the author of From
the Family Kitchen talks in detail about her VC sessions:
Social history and genealogy go hand in hand. As family history researchers we tend
to focus solely on the dates and places of our ancestor’s life. That’s important,
but it’s one thing to know the dates and places and another to fully understand what
was going on during that historical time period. Social history is the story of people’s
everyday lives. Social history places your ancestors in context. It will even help
make your research more interesting to the non-genealogists in your family. The session
itself is called “Top 10 Tools For Social History”, in which we’ll talk about resources
you can use for any research project. These will include images, online catalogs and
My second presentation, “Cook up Answers About Immigrant Ancestors”, is a chance to
see social history in action. What does food have to do with your ancestor? Everything!
Food is so integral to everything we do in our families. It’s part of celebrations,
holidays and even somber events. Food and food history resources can help us learn
far more about our ancestors. I can’t wait to tell you about all the available resources,
such as community cookbooks.
Please join me at the Virtual Conference. What a great way to spend a weekend. Talking
genealogy from the comfort of your own home!
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