TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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Material Culture of Death
by Gena Philibert-Ortega
Most genealogy research stops at the search for an ancestor’s burial place, obituary, or death certificate but there is much more to understanding what those resources tell us about our ancestors' death. In this presentation we will take an up-close look at death in the 19th century, exploring what items were used to mourn and to mark the death of a person and what they can tell us about our ancestors' lives.
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 six editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Moorshead Publishing. 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 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.
Access will be through GoToWebinar. Instructions and Connectivity Link will be forwarded via email to all registrants upon registration, six days prior and again 1 hour prior to the event. Making the connection is quick and easy only requiring a computer and Internet connectivity from wherever you chose to watch the event. Your questions help drive the meetings, and we will be there to help each other.
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