A TxSGS Webinar presentation, featuring Susan Kaufman.
This presentation will help you to find sources to help you understand the context in which your family lived, celebrated, cooked, listened to music, and other daily activities that help provide the stories that make our families come alive. Family history research, put in context, goes beyond just a name, date, and place on a pedigree chart. Social history helps us to better understand lives, provides a background to our research, adds interest to the pedigree chart, and can also lead to additional records.
Susan Kaufman is the Senior Manager of the Houston (TX) Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. An Illinois native, Susan has more than 30 years of experience as a genealogy librarian, having started her career in Peoria, IL, then moving to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, then moving to Texas in 2004.
A presenter at local, state and national genealogy conferences and meetings, she also has held numerous genealogical society board positions in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas and at the national level.
Susan was awarded the National Genealogical Society P. William Filby award for outstanding service as a Genealogical Librarian in May of 2019. At the 2019 TxSGS Family History Conference, she was honored with the designation of TxSGS Fellow. Sue has also received the Lloyd Bockstruck Award from the Dallas Genealogical Society. She is past President of the Texas State Genealogical Society, and currently serves as its Director of Education. She is a member of the Texas Library Association and the American Library Association.