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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, March 9, 2012


GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 58

Grandma, Is That You? Locating Your Female Ancestors

Friday, March 9, 2012
9pm-10:30pm Eastern US
8-9:30pm Central US
7-8:30pm Mountain US
6-7:30pm Pacific US
2am London UK
1pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Grandma, Is That You? Locating Your Female Ancestors

This week our show is entitled Grandma, Is That You? Locating Your Female Ancestors with co-host Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist. Our special guests will include:  internationally recognized photo identification and family history expert Maureen Taylor, who will discuss her new book Fashionable Folks: Bonnets and Hats, 1840-1900 as well as how to date photos of female ancestors based on the fashions they wore; and Beverly Rice, a professional genealogist specializing in locating female ancestors, will provide tips and strategies on finding those elusive women in your family tree; and genealogist, blogger and author Gena Philibert Ortega of Food.Family.Ephemera. and who will talk with us about her forthcoming book The Family Table.

Special Co-Host: Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak AncestorsWriting Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree MagazineFamily ChronicleInternet GenealogyAPG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa writes the “The Accidental Genealogist” blog.



Maureen Taylor
Maureen Taylor

Maureen Taylor is an internationally known expert on photo identification who works with individuals to solve their picture mysteries and reveal the stories present in their photographs. Her expertise bridges the disciplines of genealogy, art history, costume history and cultural anthropology. She travels extensively giving presentations on photo identification, photo preservation, and family history. She has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, and NPR.



Beverly Rice
Beverly Rice, CG

Beverly Rice, CG℠ is a teacher and lecturer in historical and genealogical topics with a special interest in Western Migration, the Woman’s Experiences in the West and research methodology or “helping others break down those brick walls by getting the most from each record”. She is an associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, with credentials as a Certified Genealogist℠.

She is a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and a former trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Beverly received a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University in social science, with an emphasis on women’s studies and US history.

Beverly has taught genealogy and banking courses at a local community college on a part-time basis since 1981. She is the Director of American Studies and Director of Curriculum Development for (National Institute for Genealogical Studies).  Beverly has been a volunteer librarian at the Coos Bay Family History Center since 1989.

In Beverly’s shadow life she owns and operates a restaurant with her husband, Gary Goodson, on the beautiful Oregon Coast.


Gena Philibert Ortega
Gena Philibert Ortega

Gena 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 in the United States and Europe. Gena is the author of  hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle, 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, Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) as well as the forthcoming, The Family Table (F + W Media, 2012). 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 Vice-President for the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is also a Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance. Her current research interests include women’s social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives using material artifacts.


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