Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, as well as social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology and Women’s Studies) and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles published in magazines and online, as well as five editions of the “Tracing Your Ancestors” series from Morsehead Publishing. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, “Crossroads.” Her writings can be found on her blogs, Gena’s Genealogy and Food.Family.Ephemera, as well as the GenealogyBank blog. She has presented to diverse groups worldwide including the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series. Her current research includes women’s repatriation and citizenship in the 20th century, foodways and community in fundraising cookbooks, and women’s material culture.