Wayward Girls: A Context Case Study

Stephanie O’Connell, CG
Dec 21, 2022
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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The Family Secret and Case Study
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About this webinar

Young women who rebelled against nineteenth-century moral conventions were deemed delinquent. For some seeking social independence resulted in a reformatory sentence. This case study highlights strategies used to overcome missing records and the importance of historical context.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Stephanie O’Connell, CG, is a genealogy researcher, and lecturer. She began looking into the secrets of her ancestors in 2010 and has been discovering their true stories ever since. She lectures frequently on various genealogical topics in the Sea
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  1. JZ
    Jennifer Zinck
    1 year ago

    Thank you for sharing this incredible story of your grandmother, Stephanie! It’s a good reminder that we cannot judge a book by its cover.

  2. DC
    Dawn Carlile
    1 year ago

    Very interesting research situation.

  3. CN
    Cindy Nelson
    1 year ago

    What a great presentation! Kudos for researching and presenting what could be noted as an uncomfortable topic. I think it is sometimes hard to understand the situation and try to put it in perspective. One certainly must be very open minded during the research process and not be so quick to pass judgement. Sometimes they did what they had to do in order to survive. Thank you for a wonderful presentation!

  4. MM
    Michelle Mullenbach
    1 year ago

    Fantastic presentation! The content was very interesting and a great demonstration of how historical context can aid genealogical research. Plus, Stephanie was a wonderful presenter!

  5. AA
    Amy Andre
    1 year ago

    Always interesting to ‘eavesdrop’ on other people’s research thoughts/process, and it is helpful to see that process matched to the Standards.

  6. TS
    1 year ago

    The subject was very well researched and presented. The historical, social and economical context was thoroughly researched and presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and learned where and how to research better.

  7. AW
    Allison Willis
    1 year ago

    Very good Webinar! I now know how to try to search for a cousin~!

  8. MV
    Marie V. Melchiori
    1 year ago

    Great presentation. It gives me the motivation to look deeper.


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