October 30, Karin Wulf, Professor of History, Brown University, Director & Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library
Karin Wulf: Professor of History, Brown University, Director & Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library
Monday, 30 OCT, 2:00 PM | Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium , HBLL 1080
Wilford Woodruff at the Crossroads of American Genealogy:
Wilford Woodruff was both archetype and exception, inheritor of a deep genealogical tradition, and innovator of genealogy’s American future. This talk explores his and his family’s background as exemplars of genealogical practices in early British America, and the ways that the founding of the Utah Genealogical Society exemplified the new directions genealogy would take. This talk draws on research from both Wulf’s forthcoming book, Lineage: Genealogy and the Power of Connection in Early America and an essay for the Journal of Mormon History.