Flappers, Suffrage, and Prohibition – Saturday, April 20, 2019

Equal Rights Envoys to President Coolidge National Woman’s Party.
[Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Join us on Saturday, April 20, when our special guest speaker Gena Philibert-Ortega will give us a peek at Life in 1920. Using life in the 1920s as a case study, we will look at sources for learning more about the era and the people living during this time. We will explore fashion, home management, occupations, membership organizations, news, historical events, entertainment, and more. We will then discuss how to conduct social history research in any era.  


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, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors (Moorshead Publishing), and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera as well as the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society Conference, the Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, the Geo-Literary Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series.  Her research projects include Sowerby’s British Mineralogy: Its Influence on Martha Proby and Others in the Scientific Community during the 19th Century for the Gemological Institute of America, as well as genealogical research for the first season of PBS’s Genealogy Roadshow and the Travel Channel’s Follow Your Past. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture.

But first, we will hold a short graduation ceremony for the Genetic Genealogy in Practice Class of 2019. This was our first group studying the Genetic Genealogy in Practice workbook by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne. The course was designed and knowledgeably led by PCGS members Everett Johnson and Kathleen Carter since last October and required a big commitment from all participants. Please join us in congratulating everyone on Saturday.

We will continue to play the Relatives Around Me game during the break. I find new cousins in the Society every month! If you haven’t played yet, read our blog post Are We Related? Find out on Saturday, April 21, 2018 to find out what you need to do before the meeting in order to play.

Our general meetings are free and open to members and non-members alike. All attendees are eligible for door prizes. The handout for Gena’s presentation is available to PCGS members only on our website in the Secure Download area. Remember to select Members Only to login, then navigate to Secure Download in the left navigation panel, then select 2019 Monthly Meeting Handouts. The handout is under April 2019. Not a member? Go to our website’s Join/Renew page and see how easy it is to join online!

DATE Saturday, April 20, 2019
TIME 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Truly Nolen LTC
436 s. Williams Blvd.
Tucson, AZ