There’s a problem with finding female ancestors. With name changes and a lack of records, it can be challenging to trace the female half of the family tree. Here are 3 practical strategies for finding more about our female ancestors. Continue reading
Obituaries can be rich in genealogical details. However, finding them for our female ancestors can be tricky, especially if you’re searching in digitized newspapers. Here are 5 tips to help you find women’s obituaries.
1. Search for Her Husband’s Name
Married women were often referred to as Mrs. Husband Name rather than with her own first name. (This is especially true while the husband was still living.) Searching for an obituary for Mary Miller won’t work if the obituary names her as Mrs. Thomas Miller. Try searching for her husband’s name, including trying variations (like Jack for John or J. W. for John W.) Continue reading