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ONLINE-How to Use Social History in Genealogy Research & Why You Should by Lisa Lisson, January 12, 2023 7:00 PM (Central)

If your genealogy research is stuck or you’ve “lost” your ancestor, stop actually looking for that particular ancestor. Instead, turn your attention to the events happening around them and the social issues that could have been influencing their life and the decisions they made. Understanding the answers to questions about social history gives us better insight into the lives our ancestors lived.

Lisa Lisson is the genealogy researcher behind Are You My Cousin?, a website where she has helped genealogy researchers around the world learn how to search for and find their ancestors. Through hundreds of genealogy blog posts, YouTube videos, and online masterclasses, she shares research strategies and how-to tutorials to take the overwhelm out of genealogy research.  Find her at


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