• The Finding Female Ancestors E-Course!

    Finding female ancestors hiding in the family tree can seem a daunting task at times!  Why is that? There are a few reasons for that: Our female ancestors did not generate many early records of their own. Women changed their names upon marriage. Add in multiple marriages and a woman could been known by several names. Women are often hidden in the records of the men in their lives. Now imagine knowing where to search for those hidden females.  Imagine knowing the common and uncommon records to research. Imagine the feeling of knowing you’ve done a complete search for your female ancestor. That’s totally possible for you! I started researching…

  • FREE Webinar – Finding Female Ancestors in Their Clubs & Societies

    Struggling to find clues to your female ancestors for your genealogy research? Look to their clubs & societies!  Join me for a FREE Live Webinar 5 Februrary 2021 at 12:00 PM (EST)  to take a unique look at the women in our family trees: ⚡The types of clubs & societies our ancestors participated in ⚡How to find out what clubs & societies existed  ⚡How to learn more about the members of the clubs & societies Let’s start looking at our female ancestors in a new light.  

  • Finding Female Ancestors E-Course

    Finding female ancestors hiding in the family tree can seem a daunting task at times!  Why is that? There are a few reasons for that: Our female ancestors did not generate many early records of their own. Women changed their names upon marriage. Add in multiple marriages and a woman could been known by several names. Women are often hidden in the records of the men in their lives. Now imagine knowing where to search for those hidden females.  Imagine knowing the common and uncommon records to research. Imagine the feeling of knowing you’ve done a complete search for your female ancestor. That’s totally possible for you! I started researching…

  • African American women from early 1900's
    Female Ancestors,  Genealogy Research

    How To Start Researching Your African American Female Ancestors

    How to start your genealogy research into your African American female ancestors. Researching female ancestors is challenging, but possible! Genealogy research comes with many challenges, especially with regard to researching certain subsets of our ancestors. Once such group is women. Researching our female ancestors can require even more effort when it comes to those who are of African descent. In this post, I’ll offer a few suggestions for documenting the lives of our African American female ancestors. Like researching any female of days gone by, we often begin with learning everything we can about the men in their lives. Often, women will be mentioned in the records of their husbands,…