February’s program presents Jen Baldwin (shown above) on “Pledging Brotherhood: An Introduction to Fraternal, Benevolent and Secret Societies.” During the 1800’s, one in every seven people in the US was a member of a fraternal society. Explore the various types of organizations, how they differ from each other and how to access their records. Jen will give an overview of the various societies with examples.
Jen is a member of our society, instructor, national and regional speaker, professional researcher, Outreach Manager for US & Canada with Findmypast, has professional affiliations with Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Colorado Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies volunteer, the NextGen Genealogical Network, and is creator and co-Host of #genchat on Twitter. You can visit Jen’s website to learn more.
This program will NOT be recorded at the request of the speaker.
Please bring a relative or friend interested in genealogy or family history. Open to the public, but consider joining our society to learn more about researching your ancestors!