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History and Genealogy

Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy Library Annual Workshop

Genealogy by the Numbers with Gena Philibert-Ortega

Save Saturday, November 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Gena Phillibert-Ortega

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, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), Tracing Your Ancestors: Hispanic Research (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 diverse groups including 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. Her current research includes women's repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women's material culture.

The workshop will be held at the Roswell Museum and Art Center in the Bassett Auditorium

1011 N. Richardson Avenue, Roswell, NM 88201.
Cross Streets: Near the intersection of N Main St and E 11th St.
Parking is behind the building on west side of Richardson Ave.

On-site registration is at 8:30 AM, and presentations begin at 9:00 AM.
We will have table seating. You may want to bring a lightweight sweater or jacket.
Snacks, beverages and a box lunch will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of lunch.

Join us November 16, 2019 for an amazing day of learning with Gena.

Gena will present:

Plan to spend your breaks at the Books and Things tables. Bob Gordon will bring a huge array of genealogy books that will be right at home in your personal library!
His Books and Things website:

Workshop registration forms: PDF     Word

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Mail: Wilson-Cobb Library, P.O. Box 1216, Roswell, NM 88202-1216
Phone: 575-622-3322