Live Interactive Webinar: Using Social History to tell Your Ancestor’s Story


Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7PM ET | 6PM CT | 4PM PT

Is your family not interested in your genealogy research? How are you telling the story of your ancestors’ lives? Everyone likes a great story but a great story means adding details that help the listener or reader understand what’s going on. You wouldn’t go to a movie that lacked images or sound so why would you try to interest your family in their ancestor with only dry facts?

Good family history research is much more than researching names and dates. Great family history research is about the stories behind those names and dates. Your ability to tell that story so the non-family historians want to listen relies on helping them understand a place and time.

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Take time to explore the social aspects of your ancestors’ lives. Learn about what their lives were actually like and what may have influenced their major life decisions. You just may discover that clue to move your research forward.

In the webinar, we will explore what social history is and look at how you can use it in conjunction with your family history research. We will discuss examples of combining your ancestor’s life with social history to tell stories. We will also examine various websites and sources that provide social history that you can start using today.

Attend the live webinar and learn:

  • What social history is
  • How to find social history resources online and in print
  • Websites for social history images
  • Ways to add social history to your family history
  • Examples of telling an ancestor’s story using social history
  • Ask the instructor your own questions during the live Q&A session
  • PLUS – all registrants receive one-year access to the webinar recording!

About the instructor:
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 and numerous articles published in magazines and online.