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Women Suffrage: Their Rights, Roles, and Limitations

July 6 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

FGS Meeting

Meeting is a hybrid meeting. Michael Strauss will be presenting via webinar in the Beech Conference Room in the Florida History and Genealogy Library at the John F. Germany Public Library. Alternately, you can attend via Zoom webinar.

900 N. Ashley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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Life for early American woman was often burdened with setbacks. Limited by society without voting rights, limited educational opportunities, and virtually no legal identity, woman sought to be equals in society. This lecture focuses on the history of woman and the Suffrage Movement from the colonial times to the early twentieth century. Numerous genealogical records are
examined in this lecture from the Anti-Slavery movement, to the Temperance Movement, military service, and later as woman gained the right to vote.


Below is the event itinerary (all times are Eastern timezone):

10:00 – 10:15 – Greetings and sign-in (in-person)

10:15 – 10:25 – Opening remarks and society news

10:25 – 10:50 – DNA Special Interest Group by Jean Sanner, FGS Tampa

10:50 – 10:55 – Break 

10:55 – 11:00 – Door prize, recap society news 

11:00 – 12:00 – Featured speaker

Our Speaker

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Michael L. Strauss, AG is an Accredited Genealogist and a Senior Genealogist with Ancestry ProGenealogists. He is a native of Pennsylvania and a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Michael is a genealogical lecturer and instructor whee he is a faculty member of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), The Genealogical Research Institute …

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