Genealogist explains 'odd' names

WHITTIER - Jean Wilcox Hibben, a board certified genealogist, will be guest speaker at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society at the Whittier Masonic Lodge.Her topic will be "Who is That? Why did your Ancestors Associate with Apparent Strangers?" Hibben will explain why odd names may appear on your ancestors' documents. The unknowns may be extended family members or give clues to other members of your family tree. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome. For more information, visit

********** Published: November 4, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 29