Beyond Names and Dates: Filling in the Stories of Our Female Ancestors, a GSBC Program (In-Person or Online) In-Person
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For most of recorded time, women didn't leave much of a paper trail, but they still had remarkable stories to tell. Although it may appear that they haven't left any documents behind, deeper research into underutilized records will often lead to a better understanding of the women in our family trees. In this talk, we'll explore a variety of records, and also look at local history, the law, politics, and the cataclysmic events that confronted them to help us bring their hidden stories to light.
Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist in Portland, Oregon, offering her services through Generations Genealogy, Specializing in Family History Research and Biography. She has published articles in the National Genealogical Society Magazine, The Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and the FGS Forum. Her ongoing genealogical training has taken Pam all over the United States for conferences, intensive classes and workshops, and for research. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she finds that belonging to a variety of genealogical and historical organizations enhances the quality of her work.
Pam writes; “I entered the field of genealogy after a twenty-year career as a professional writer. My interest in family history began when my daughter grew curious about her father's side of the family. With little information to go on, I set off to discover what I could. Before long, I was hooked. What started as a hobby became more serious when a woman who was recovering from a devastating family tragedy asked for my help. She hoped that learning more about her ancestors would be healing, and thankfully, it did turn out to be helpful.
Pam Vestal has been a regular speaker to our Society and a GSBC member favorite!
The Genealogical Society of Broward County (GSBC) meets monthly
on the first Sunday of every month except when there is a holiday.
Related LibGuide: Genealogy by Sarah Divine
- Sunday, March 10, 2024
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Alvin Sherman Library: Second Floor, Room 2053