Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society WPA Historical Records

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society

At 10AM, Friday, Sept 16, 2022, on Zoom,

Gena Philibert-Ortega will present:

WPA Historical Records Survey and YOUR Genealogy”

Between 1935 and 1943 the WPA (Works Progress Administration) employed more than 8 million people, most in construction but also in the arts and cultural areas. Perhaps one of your ancestors was involved. In this presentation, we will explore the WPA and specifically the Historical Records Survey and what genealogically relevant content you can find in books, archival collections, and online.

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor who has published two books and many articles as well as six editions of the Tracing Your Ancestors series from Moresehead Publishing. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture.

A Zoom link will be available on our website September 15th, the day before the meeting. Everyone Welcome! No membership necessary.