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 ancestors life. Thats important, but its 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 peoples 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 collections.
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. Its part of celebrations, holidays and even somber events. Food and food history resources can help us learn far more about our ancestors. I cant 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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