Works Progress Administration (WPA) Records
March 10, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm EST
Our March meeting is a webinar with Gena Philibert-Ortega who lead us in an exploration of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) records and their applicability to genealogical research. Come prepared with questions as we discover yet another rich repository of information to help uncover our past.
Note: Due the anticpated large crowds for the Gasparilla Arts Festival, we are having our March meeting on 10 March, the 2d Saturday of the month.
Our monthly meetings are open to the public; all are welcome!
1015 – 1100 — Open discussion (support with your brick wall to be torn down)
1100 – 1130 — General FGS Meeting
1130 – 1230 — Presentation
About our speaker:
Author of From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes
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) from California State University, San Bernardino and a Master’s degree in Religion from the Claremont School of Theology. Her published works includes two books, numerous articles published in magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly , Internet Genealogy, _Family Chronicle and Family Tree Magazine, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing) and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. She has spoken to audiences in person and virtually worldwide. Her previous research projects have included Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: It’s Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first-season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture.