Our ancestors have stories to tell well beyond their vital records, but sometimes we have to dig deep to find that information to unlock the untold stories of our ancestors. Join us in discovering the art of researching the social history that surrounded your ancestors, bridging the gaps in their daily lives. Through the application of Social History, learn to construct compelling narratives that enrich their life stories, and in the process uncover a bit more of your family tree. Explore the advantages of incorporating Social History into your research, gain insights into where to search, and how to utilize the newly found information. Let's breathe some life into the legacies of our ancestors and bring context into their daily experiences.
Noel Ferre fell in love with genealogy about 24 odd years ago when she found a stack of letters dating back to 1842 that belonged to her Dutch great grandmother. Researching her past has been a major part of her life ever since. While her roots in New England date back 12 generations, Noel has direct ancestors in 11 countries, on 3 different continents! She spent part of her youth in New York but completed high school and college in Chile. Past Program Director and past President of Castle Rock Colorado Genealogical Society, she is currently working on taking her research from her notes and laptop and into print form. Married for 44 years, self-employed in International Sales, has 3 grown boys and a beautiful rescue mutt. When not doing genealogy, she enjoys traveling, reading, knitting and all the outstanding outdoor life that Colorado has to offer.