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I'm very excited to announce my latest webinars available from Legacy Family Tree. I'm proud to partner with Legacy to make available this series on researching in California. Legacy has a great library of webinars and really...
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My latest blog post on GenealogyBank. Did your female ancestor contribute to this memorial?
 
Women’s Titanic Memorial Fund

Read the story on the GenealogyBank blog: http://bit.ly/22zAkrw

In this blog article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn about the efforts of American women (who raised funds and commissioned a monument) to honor the courage of the men who sacrificed their lives during the sinking of the Titanic to protect women and children.
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Like too many women, this photo is of an unidentified woman. George Eastman House. Flickr the Commons https://flic.kr/p/55EYzC What's one of your least favorite research tasks? For many people, it's researching families befo...
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(c) 2016 Gena Philibert-Ortega Let's face it. City directories are a great source. They have names, addresses, occupations, and often, clues to a woman's marital status. So city directories are a fabulous source for genealogy...
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Gena's Genealogy 30 Tips in 30 Days for Women's History Month 2016 is on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/genaortega/womens-history-month-2016/
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Tip #16 on Gena's Genealogy for Women's History Month is using church records. Includes a list of possible repositories.

http://philibertfamily.blogspot.com/2016/03/womens-history-month-2016-tip-16-church.html#.VurAyfkrKM8
(c) 2016 Gena Philibert-Ortega Let's face it, women are/were the church goers. And prior to civil registration, church records serve as an alternative. So are you using church records to trace your female ancestors? To begin...
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Tip#11 : Phone a Friend for Women's History Month on Gena's Genealogy
http://philibertfamily.blogspot.com/2016/03/womens-history-month-2016-tip-11-phone.html#.VuQoWPkrKM8
Vintage Telephone by foto76/Courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net We all know the TV game show that invites contestants to Phone A Friend when they are stuck on a particular question. Phoning a friend allows you to increase your ...
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My latest article on the GenealogyBank blog.
 
Learning More about the Census from Newspapers

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In this blog article, Gena Philibert-Ortega searches old newspapers to learn more about an essential resource for genealogists: the U.S. Census.
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Boy, there's nothing more irritating then not knowing a female ancestor's maiden name. In some cases it can seem impossible to find. Many genealogical writers have focused on this problem (see links at the bottom of this post...
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Are you using voting records to research your female ancestor? We often assume that these records will be of little use since women did not receive the right to vote until 1920. But for many states, that assumption is incorre...
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Thanks for the nudge to make better use of American Memory -- it's a great resource. 
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Yes, quilts can be a source for genealogy. (c) 2016 Gena Philibert-Ortega So often we use the same sources for our genealogy. I'm not against that, those sources are great and you should use them. They are tried and true ways...
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