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Adding Historical Context to Your Genealogy Research
Adding historical context to our genealogical research makes it richer and more interesting, and helps explain some of the changes in our families. But if you aren’t a historian, how do you know when there is an opportunity to add history to your research? In this presentation, we will discuss
*Why adding historical context to your genealogy can make your research more interesting to the younger generation;
*How it has the potential to help break down brick walls;
*How to identify people, places, and events ripe for added historical context;
*Where to find the history; and
*How to incorporate your results in your genealogy.

Kate Eakman holds an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with additional graduate work in history and education. She has been doing genealogical research since she was in grade school, collecting family stories and photographs of 200-year-old family graves in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. She is currently the British Research Team Manager for Salt Lake City-based Legacy Tree Genealogists. In addition to traditional genealogical research and writing, Kate has taught a variety of classes on genealogical topics. Kate lives in Gresham, Oregon, where she and her husband have a retired racehorse named Leon and a mustang named Gwen. The four of them provide opportunities for disadvantaged children to experience a very large animal up close and in person.

May 16, 2022 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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