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2023 Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series

Genealogists are expected to conduct research not just reasonably exhaustively but also broadly. Understanding the social milieu of the specific time and place within which an individual lived is an essential element of broad research. A case study focusing on an early twentieth-century blue-collar worker in western Minnesota and his several wives illustrates how social history provides insights illuminating their lives.

This class is presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series and is being broadcasted by Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Presenter: Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG

Gary Ball-Kilbourne, PhD, CG®, is a genealogical researcher, teacher, and writer. He is a trustee for the Board for Certification of Genealogists and serves as the editor of BCG’s publication, OnBoard. He has written articles for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, and Minnesota Genealogist. His research interests range from his current location in the Northern Plains, to colonial Connecticut, Maryland, and New Sweden, and to England, Germany, and Hungary. He holds a PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University.

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