Palm Springs Genealogical Society: "Using Social Media Tools for Genealogy"
- Date: 03/03/2018 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Using Social Media Tools for Genealogy
Join us on Saturday, March 3rd for Using Social Media Tools for Genealogy. This special presentation by the Palm Springs Genealogical Society will feature guest speaker Gena Philibert-Ortega followed by round-table sharing. This FREE program will be from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor who focuses on 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, numerous articles published in magazines and online, 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. Her writings can be found on her blogs Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to the National Genealogical Society Conference, the Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, the Geo-Literary Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its 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. Along with Jean Wilcox Hibben, she is part of the Genealogy Journey’s team providing social history podcasts and educational genealogy cruises. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.