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CCGS Educational Classes
Meeting location: 715 Grand Blvd, Vancouver. The public is invited.
"Reflections on Researching A Personal Family History" will be presented by Harold E. Hinds, Jr, Distinguished
Research Professor Emeritus of History, presently retired and living in Portland, Oregon, where he volunteers at
the Genealogical Forum of Oregon. For many years, he taught an annual course on Genealogy and Family History at
the University of Minnesota--Morris. He is the author or editor of 26 volumes on genealogy and family history.
The presentation will focus on the following:
--What Story Should I Tell: the Scope and Design of the Project
--Finding Sufficient Information to Justify a Book-Length Personal Family History
--Getting Organized, So You Can Find the Information You've Collected
--You Can't Wish Upon a Star
--When One Should Publish
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's Assistant Curator, Meagan Huff, will talk about the lives of Marguerite and Eloisa McLoughlin, the wife and daughter of Fort Vancouver's Chief Factor, Dr. John McLoughlin. Examining the history of the fur trade through the lens of these two local women allows for a new perspective on the history of women in the northwest.
Meagan Huff grew up in Vancouver, Washington, and graduated twice from the University of Washington in Seattle - once with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and art history, and then with a Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies. Meagan has worked in a variety of museums in the state, and has been at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site since 2010.
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