submitted by The Pastfinders of South Lake

Lisa Oberg will be presenting this interesting topic not normally discussed in Family History.  Have you ever thought about the events outside wars, famine and political strife that may have persuaded your ancestors to make changes to their lives? Come listen to Lisa as she tells us about Blizzards, earthquakes, fire, floods, hurricanes, and more. Our ancestors experienced many natural disasters which affected both their safety and livelihoods. Newspaper accounts offer important insight into these events, but many other sources can help you understand these catastrophes and enrich your understanding of the social history of your ancestors, and the sometimes calamitous times in which they lived. Lisa Oberg is a Librarian in Seattle Washington who is an avid Family historian.  

The presentation will start at 5 pm on February 8th. Pastfinders of the South Lake County Genealogical Society will be hosting a meet & greet before the presentation. Refreshments will be available at 4 pm at the Cooper Memorial Library in the Genealogy room located on the second floor. If you would like to join this program via Zoom, The Zoom window will open at 4:30 pm EST with some announcements.  After Lisa Oberg speaks, she will answer questions from the audience.  Please visit to register for this event.  Also, find us on Facebook at PastfindersofSL. Cooper Memorial Library is located on the campus of the Lake-Sumter College in Clermont, FL.

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