Wednesday, July 12, 2017

California Speaking Tour 2017



I'm off on my speaking tour of Northern California. If you're near any of the following places, consider joining us. I'd love to meet you!


July 15, 2017. Ventura County Genealogy Society Mini Seminar
Topics: 10 Databases You Didn't Know Were on Ancestry.comFabric, Cigars and Murder: Reconstructing a Community of Women

July 16, 2017. Sacramento Public Library.
Topic: Her Name Wasn't Unknown: Researching Your Female Ancestor's Life

July 19, 2017. El Dorado Hills Genealogy Society
Topic: Finding Images to Tell The Story of Your Genealogy

July 21, 2017. Mt Diablo Genealogy Society
Topics: Finding Images to Tell The Story of Your Genealogy and The WPA: Source for your Genealogy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Have You Heard? Legacy's 500th

I'm a proud presenter of 22 Legacy Family Tree Webinars (and counting!). Legacy has reached an important milestone, their 500th Webinar and they are inviting you to help celebrate.



Not a Legacy Webinar subscriber? That's ok, for this weekend only you can watch any webinar in the Legacy webinar library for FREE. To celebrate, for the first time ever, they are opening up the webinar library for a Free Access Weekend. The free access will begin Friday (April 14) and will conclude Sunday night (April 16).

There's no special link or code. Just visit www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com anytime between Friday and Sunday and enjoy  free access to the webinar videos in the library. Watch 1, 50, or binge watch all 500! During the weekend you can watch the #1 webinar for March, my presentation on 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know. I know after watching just a few, you'll want to subscribe to  Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Learn more about Legacy Webinars from their blog.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Women's History Month 2017: A Bibliography

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wwipos/item/2002708941/

Thank you so much for joining me for this month long look at our World War I era female ancestors. I hope you found something of use and are inspired to tell the story of your female ancestor's  lives. Below is a bibliography for additional resources and history.


Brown, Carrie. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

Brown, Nikki L. M. Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Early, Frances H, and Frances H. Early. A World Without War: How U.S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Gavin, Lettie. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. Niwot, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 1997.

Graham, John W. The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s: Overseas Grave Visitations by Mothers and Widows of Fallen U.S. World War I Soldiers. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2005.

Greenwald, Maurine W. Women, War, and Work: The Impact of World War I on Women Workers in the United States. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Hall, Margaret, Margaret R. Higonnet, and Susan Solomon. Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall. , 2014.

Hayden-Smith, Rose. Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

Haytock, Jennifer A. At Home, at War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003.

Higonnet, Margaret R. Lines of Fire: Women Writers of World War I. New York, N.Y: Plume, 1999.

Jensen, Kimberly. Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Kennedy, Kathleen. Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Schneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider. Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I. New York: Viking, 1991.

Steinson, Barbara J. American Women's Activism in World War I. New York: Garland Pub, 1982.

Thom, Deborah. Nice Girls and Rude Girls: Women Workers in World War I. London: New York, 1998.