Thursday, May 9, 2013

Records of the Works Project Administration

The Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region are pleased to sponsor the presentation "Records of the Works Project Administration (WPA)" with Paula Stuart-Warren, cg,  on May 14th, 2013.

Summary: The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the national programs that was a part of the "New Deal." The WPA operated its own projects in cooperation with state and local governments. Paula will discuss the voluminous records that were a result of the WPA, particularly those rich with genealogical data

Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, is a professional genealogist specializing in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, consulting, and writing. Her base of operation is in Minnesota, but she frequently travels to repositories in other states and loves searching for WPA related material. She spent many hours researching in RG 69 (Records of the Work Projects Administration [WPA]). She is a Course Coordinator for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, has lectured at National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies conferences and in many states and Canada. A former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists and former board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, she serves on the Board of Directors of FGS. She has written for Ancestry Magazine, FGS Forum, NGS Magazine, and has her own blog Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica. Her interests focus on working one-on-one with clients needing assistance, unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, analyzing records, the Midwest, and Native Americans. Paula is currently National Conference Co-Chair of the 2013 FGS Conference which will be held August 21-24 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This presentation will be broadcast live on May 14th, 2013:
·       2:00 pm Eastern
·       1:00 pm Central
·       12:00 pm Mountain
·       11:00 am Pacific
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