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Deeds Not Words: Discovering Our Berks Suffragists
September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Discover the stories of the Berks County women who worked for the woman suffrage movement locally. Find out how RACC Associate Dean of Library Services, Mary Ellen Heckman, used old newspapers and local records to reveal their hard work and personal lives and learn how to use these same techniques to uncover your own ancestors’ lives.
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Mary Ellen Heckman is the Associate Dean of Library Services at Reading Area Community College. Mrs. Heckman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State in American Studies and has a master’s in Library Service from Rutgers University. She was a founding member of the Berks County Genealogical Society and has been helping people research their family histories for over thirty years.