Julianne Mangin will discuss her mother's French-Canadian ancestors, several of whom were mentally ill and committed to a state hospital. After decades of ignoring her mother's attempts at genealogy, she decided to fact-check the family history on her own. In the process, she upended many of the stories she had heard all her life. Ms. Mangin's talk interweaves family history with the genealogical methods that helped her uncover the secrets in the family tree. Ms. Mangin is a writer, researcher, family historian, and a former Librarian and website designer at the Library of Congress. You can read about her family research at https://juliannemangin.com.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:30am to 12:00pmVirtual Event