NHSOG is going virtual!

Join us online for the 2020 Fall Meeting

Saturday, 26 September 2020

UPDATE: The lectures will be recorded and made available for two months following the meeting. If you cannot attend the live meeting, you don't have to miss out on this great opportunity!

In the Shadows of Their Men:

Hearing Women's Voices in a Male-Dominated World

Featuring   Jane E. Wilcox

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.



Check-in/Open Chat



Welcome, announcements, and introductions


Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and

Court Records-Women from the 17th through the 20th centuries are challenging to uncover,

but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives.




A Tale of Woe: An 18th Century Woman’s Story: Using Original and  Authored Sources-Margaret

Wilcockson’s story has been published inaccurately and incompletely. This case study demonstrates how

historical context, the law, and published research errors impact it.


Lunch Break


Business Meeting and Door Prizes

Door Prizes from (including and

Family Tree Magazine

Legacy Family Tree

Moorshead Magazines, Ltd. (Internet Genealogy and Genealogy Today)

Old Bones Genealogy of New England


Forget Me Not: Remembering Our Grandmothers’ Stories-Women’s stories are often overshadowed by

male-oriented records. Learn where to find and how to tell our women folk’s stories with the sources

and every day objects at hand.

Registrations must be received by Thursday, 24 September 2020.

Register using Paypal below. To register by mail, click here.

About Jane

Jane is a professional genealogist with her own company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in
Albany, NY. She lectures at local, regional, and national conferences. She is a member of the New York State Archives Advisory Committee and the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society’s Family History Advisory Committee. Jane has lectured at the Salt Lake 
Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and will also speak at the upcoming Institute of Genealogical & Historical Research (IGHR). She received her B.A. in Colonial American History and English Literature from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her M.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She also received her teacher’s certification from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jane was rated a 5-star expert by’s Expert Connect and has done in-depth research throughout the northeast. She hosted the podcast, The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told, on for 6+ years.


Archived episodes are available HERE

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