Genealogy Face2Face: Life and Times of our Ancestors—Historic Disasters, Epidemics, Politics and other Calamities!

  • Thu, June 01, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference

Genealogy Face2Face - Presented by Clayton Library Friends

Genealogy Face2Face is an informative and fun Zoom hangout that features genealogical speakers, discussion, and sharing. This program is open to both CLF members and guests free of charge. Our goal is to promote Clayton Library, its collections, and genealogical research.

Title:  Life and Times of our Ancestors—Historic Disasters, Epidemics, Politics and other Calamities!

Synopsis of Program: Sometimes we focus in on specific people and isolated record finds and fail to see the larger picture -- including the social and political climate in which our ancestors lived. Many factors affected the lives of our ancestors including their race or ethnicity, gender, religion, language(s) spoken, climate and weather conditions, occupation, education and medical care available and more. What was going on in the U.S. economy, business and industry, military and foreign relations greatly affected daily life

Our ancestors were subject to natural and man-made disasters including: fires, storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts, floods, and pestilence. They faced the continued threat of disease, epidemic, infection and death without much medical help. We often wonder about: their migratory path, when and why they move here or there, how couples met, job changes, changes in religion. Often these questions could be answered by a look at the many factors at work in the lives of ordinary people like our ancestors.

Laurie Castillo is the First VP of the Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group; Former VP and Board Member of the Utah Genealogical Association; BYU FH Library consultant and teacher for 28+ years.  She has been a professional researcher & writer 30+ years; Presenter: RootsTech 2016-2020; Former Red Cross Instructor, Community Emergency Response Team Trainer, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor and Chihuahua breeder; Genealogy specialties include: Germany, France, Netherlands, Sweden, U.S. Regions of New England, Mid-West, Texas, and the Western Frontier. Interests include history, mystery, geography, and genetics. Add those up and what do you get? Genealogy.

Handout: Life and Times of Our Ancestors.pdf

Registration in advance of the meeting will be required. Pre-register now by following this link.

Copyright © 2007 - 2023  Clayton Library Friends. PO Box 271078, Houston, TX 77277-1078

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software