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More Than Just Mrs.: The Importance of Women in Family History
October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Often people researching their family history focus on male relatives or see female ancestors as appendages to their husbands. This presentation will discuss how researching the women in your family tree–mothers, aunts, grandmothers, etc.–can help you better understand your family’s heritage. Please join us on Saturday, October 10th at 10 AM
Dr. Karen Guenther is a native of Berks County and currently is a Professor of History at Mansfield University. She earned a B.A. in History and Spanish at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, M.A. in History at Penn State, and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Houston. She focuses on Reading’s and Berks County’s religious history in her research and publications. Her dissertation on Exeter Monthly Meeting during the 18th century was published by Susquehanna University Press in 2005. She is currently researching the immigration and naturalization policy of the British Empire and its effect on the settlement of Berks County in the 18th century.