Wayward Girls: A Context Case Study

Stephanie O’Connell, CG
Dec 21, 2022
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Welcome
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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The Family Secret and Case Study
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Announcements
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Questions / answers
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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. DC
    Dawn Carlile
    1 month ago

    Very interesting research situation.

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  2. CN
    Cindy Nelson
    1 month 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!

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  3. MM
    Michelle Mullenbach
    1 month 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!

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  4. AA
    Amy Andre
    1 month ago

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

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  5. TS
    TED SMITH
    1 month 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.

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  6. AW
    Allison Willis
    1 month ago

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

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  7. MV
    Marie V. Melchiori
    1 month ago

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

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  8. PD
    Patricia Diane Godinez
    1 month ago

    A very interesting topic. A slice of life from back in the day. Questions and answers period was enlightening also. We all have people on the family tree and sometimes we do not know exactly what to say about their trials and tribulations. But no one is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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