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    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,…

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    Female Ancestors

    Women In the Family Tree – Everything You Need To Know

      Genealogy tips and strategies to help you in finding the women in your family tree. Female ancestors do not have to be your brick wall. How many of your genealogy brick walls concern your female ancestors?  Does it feel like the women in your family tree are hiding from you? It may feel that way – it does to me sometimes! – but those female ancestors are just waiting to be found.  I’ve got you covered with this round-up of seven (7) posts here at ARe You My Cousin? ….all the women in the family tree. 🌳 It’s one-stop shopping! More Websites For Researching Female Ancestors Newspapers!  Newspapers are…