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Northern Waters Genealogical Society Meeting
January 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Northern Waters Genealogical Society invites you to their next meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 2-3 pm, at the Boulder Junction Community Center, 5392 Park Street. A business meeting will follow from 3-4 pm. There will also be an option to join the meeting via Zoom. Please call Carol Williams at 715-686-7339 for meeting information and to receive directions for the Zoom link.
This month’s program is the recorded webinar “The WPA: Sources for Your Genealogy” with featured speaker, Gena Philibert-Ortega. The WPA – Works Progress Administration – left behind a legacy that is used by family historians today. In this presentation, she will discuss the WPA, projects under the WPA relevant to genealogy, and how to research some of those records today.
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, numerous articles published in magazines and online, as well as four editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Morsehead Publishing. 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 and Legacy Webinars blogs. She is a course instructor for The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture.
This program is free and open to the public. All persons interested in genealogy and family history, from beginner to advanced, are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 715-686-7339.
This meeting will follow the latest Covid-19 safety protocols for the Library and Community Center. For further details on Covid protocols, please visit the Boulder Junction Public Library website at https://www.boulderjunctionlibrary.org/.