Monday, January 01, 2018

What Are Your Genealogy Resolutions for 2018?

By Frances Brundage - eBay store Web page:, Public Domain,

I have a confession to make. I really don't like the idea of New Year's resolutions. I typically ignore any effort to make them. My feeling is that those good intentions are typically forgotten by February. 

BUT I do believe in making positive changes. I even wrote about some ideas for making genealogy goals  in my GenealogyBank Blog article, Genealogy Resolutions: What Will You Do in 2018? I included a lot of great ideas from my Facebook genealogy friends about genealogy tasks to focus on in 2018.

Now, here's another idea for improving your genealogy research in 2018. Why not learn more about researching your female ancestors? I am teaming up with The In-Depth Genealogist Academy to offer a 4 week class titled, Finding Female Ancestors: First Steps. This class will provide you methodology, resources, and my assistance in learning more about researching female ancestors. You can read more and register at the IDG Academy website

Happy 2018!

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Where You Can Find Me: October 2017

Gena Philibert-Ortega

The following places are where I'm speaking in person and virtually. Hope to see you there!

October 9 - 13, 2017. Family Tree University Workshop
Topic: Research Logs Made Easy

October 14, 2017. Genealogical Society of Riverside
Topic: Step away from the Computer...

October 18, 2017. Legacy Family Tree Webinars
Topic: The WPA: Sources for your Genealogy                                                    (virtual and free but requires advanced registration)

October 21, 2017. Contra Costa Genealogical Society
Topic: Fall Seminar: Finding Your Female Ancestors (requires paid registration),
This all-day seminar features four presentations on finding female ancestors. ALL presentations are new and have been updated/changed/enhanced from previous versions.

Until October 15, Legacy Family Tree Webinars is offering FREE access to some of their popular webinars including my 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know. Check it out and see it for FREE for this limited time.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

California Speaking Tour 2017

I'm off on my speaking tour of Northern California. If you're near any of the following places, consider joining us. I'd love to meet you!

July 15, 2017. Ventura County Genealogy Society Mini Seminar
Topics: 10 Databases You Didn't Know Were on Ancestry.comFabric, Cigars and Murder: Reconstructing a Community of Women

July 16, 2017. Sacramento Public Library.
Topic: Her Name Wasn't Unknown: Researching Your Female Ancestor's Life

July 19, 2017. El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society
Topic: Finding Images to Tell The Story of Your Genealogy

July 21, 2017. Mt Diablo Genealogy Society
Topics: Finding Images to Tell The Story of Your Genealogy and The WPA: Source for your Genealogy