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Genealogy Problem Solving Genealogy Problem Solving: Creative Ideas for Overcoming Research Challenges

OnDemand Webinar

By Gena Philibert-Ortega

Format: OnDemand Webinar

SKU# T2857

It’s what genealogists call a brick wall: You can’t identify an ancestor’s place of birth or his parents’ names or some other important detail, and it stops your research on that line. This recorded webinar shares the problem-solving strategies professional researchers use to get past these obstacles.

- Diane Haddad, Family Tree MagazineEditor


  • You're looking for strategies to break down your genealogy brick walls
  • You want to discover new and unique tools for tackling research challenges


Presenter: Gena Philibert Ortega

Duration: 1 hour

Every genealogist is a student. With as quickly as records and resources appear online, there's always something new to learn. That means that no brick wall is ever permanent. Any day you might find something new and exciting to move mortar on your most difficult family research puzzles. In this hour-long webinar, join genealogy expert Gena Philibert Ortega as she teaches you about new tools that can enhance your genealogy research, as well as tried and true resources that everyone should have.



  • Discover new resources that can enhance your genealogy research as well as the tried and true resources every genealogist should be aware of
  • How to hit the books. Books can hold the answer to your problems, whether a reference to an ancestor or social history that can uncover clues. Learn how to find the best books online and off
  • How to research like a historian. Learn the techniques historians use to research and how those should be incorporated into your own process. Learn techniques such as surveying what's out there, locating and accessing sources.
  • How to approach an expert with a question. Sometimes everyone needs some advice. Learn way to access experts and how to find the information you need.



Gena Philibert-Ortega holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Presenting on various subjects involving genealogy, women’s studies and social history, Gena has spoken to groups throughout the United States and virtually to audiences worldwide. Gena is the author of hundreds of articles published in genealogy newsletters and magazines including Internet Genealogy,Family Chronicle , GenWeekly and the WorldVitalRecords newsletter. She is the author of the books, Putting the Pieces Together and Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Arcadia Publishing, 2007) as well as the forthcoming, From the Family Kitchen (F + W Media, 2012). Gena is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s journal Crossroads. An instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Gena has written courses about social media and Google. She serves as Vice-President for the So. California Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, is a Director for the California State Genealogical Alliance and a board member of the Utah Genealogical Association. Her current research interests include social history, community cookbooks, signature quilts and researching women’s lives.


SKU T2857
Author/Speaker/Editor Gena Philibert-Ortega
File Type PDF, MP4
Format OnDemand Webinar
Runtime 1 Hour

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