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Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society Keeper of the Plains
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Saturday, October 17
Piecing the Census Puzzle Together  (Monthly Webinar)
1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Presented by Melissa C. Tennant -
 
Melissa C. Tennant, MLS, Genealogy Services Manager at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, IN, will gives us great tips on locating ancestors in Census documents and how to understand all the information that can be gleaned from these records. Discover the factors that contribute to misinformation on the census and learn the key details that will help when piecing the census puzzle together.
 
This webinar is Open to the Public, but registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with a link to the webinar and other access information.
 



Saturday, November 21
Politics on the Platform: Woman Suffrage at the Chautauqua  (Monthly Webinar)
1:00 pm
Zoom Webinar
Chautauqua was a movement that focused on moral education and self-improvement through programs on reform, religion, and culture. The movement was useful for advancing the cause of "womanhood" and provided a space for women to discuss important issues of the day. By the 1890s, women had succeeded in making it a space that promoted woman suffrage. The Ottawa Chautauqua was one of these significant spaces that supported discussions of women's rights. This presentation will examine how women used the Chautauqua platform to engage in political activism, particularly suffrage and temperance, and how this early movement laid the groundwork for contempoary issues of feminism and gender equality.
 
By Sarah Bell, PH.D. , University of Kansas 
Development Officer at the Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, KS