Female ancestors

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Can’t Find Your Great Grandmother? 3 Places You May Not Have Looked (Yet)

Finding an ancestor’s maiden name is tough. Discover 3 often overlooked genealogy resources to identity your female ancestors. Finding a female ancestor’s maiden name is at the top of many genealogy researchers’ minds. It’s usually at the top of mine! Few days go by when I am not mulling over Joanna Barrett of Surry County, …

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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 …

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Women In History – Overcoming the “Just a Housewife” Myth

Female ancestsors and women in history lived full and engaging lives! Learn what genealogy clues can be found for women in the family tree. In this episode of the Are You My Cousin? weekly Youtube Live, Melissa Barker, AKA The Archive Lady, joins me to talk about finding our female ancestors.  Yes, researching the women …

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Researching Female Ancestors? You Can Overcome Those Research Roadblocks!

Trouble researching female ancestors? Learn how to find those elusive females in your family tree with these genealogy research strategies. Her name is Joanna Barrett. Or is it? Is Barrett her maiden name or a married name? If a married name, is it from a first or second marriage? All I really know before Joanna …

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