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Genealogy Speaker Series

When: March 30, 2024

Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

Polk County History Center — 100 E. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830

True Grit and Determination: Finding Your Female Ancestor
Presented by: Amber Oldenburg

Explore why it can be difficult to locate women in ancestry. The challenge and frustration of tracing female ancestors is one that every researcher will experience at one time or another; however, there are some tried and true techniques that will help you overcome these challenges. This presentation will focus on why it is sometimes difficult to locate the women in our trees, and the records and techniques that can help locate these elusive women.

Amber Oldenburg is a genealogist, lecturer and social media manager with a degree in Family History Research from Brigham Young University-Idaho. She currently serves as an online instructor in the Family History Research program at BYU-Idaho and specializes in United States Midwest. Oldenburg is currently working toward professional accreditation with the International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists.

This is a hybrid virtual program. The presenter will appear virtually, but guests are invited to join us at the History Center to participate via Zoom. For Zoom details, contact the Polk County History Center at (863) 534-4386 or

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