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New Bonus Webinar - Researching Arizona Ancestors

Researching Arizona Ancestors by Gena Philibert-Ortega

Arizona may not have become a state until 1912 but the first census was recorded in 1796. Were your ancestors among those who were recorded? Learn from Genea Philibert-Ortega how to get started researching your ancestors in the Grand Canyon state.

We're working hard to give our webinar subscribers the educational classes they need to maximize their genealogical research! This new class is a bonus webinar for the webinar library. The webinar previews are always free.

Researching Arizona Ancestors

Arizona has a rich history that must be understood as one starts to research their ancestors who lived in the Grand Canyon state. In this presentation we will go over a history of the state starting with the Native American tribes who have called the state home and explore the years as the state continued to grow with Spanish, Mexican, and pioneer populations. We will continue our look at Arizona and its people by exploring the records and repositories that exist to help you trace your ancestor’s lives. This presentation is a must if you want to enhance your knowledge of the resources available for researching your Arizona family.  



About the Presenter
Gena Philibert-OrtegaGena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women's Studies) and a Master's degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women's studies, and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States as well as virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including FGS Forum, APG Quarterly, Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, Family Tree Magazine, GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. Her writings can also be found on her blogs, Gena's Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera. She is the author of the books, From The Family Kitchen (F + WMedia, 2012), Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) and Putting the Pieces Together. Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association's journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include women's social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women's lives using material artifacts. Gena Philibert-Ortega is the author of IDG's monthly column, Remember the Ladies: Researching Your Female Ancestor. 

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And when your in Arizona, come visit the West Valley Genealogical Society, the largest genealogical library in Arizona!

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