Name changes and a society that emphasizes men in the records can make finding female ancestors tough. Note that I said "tough," not "impossible." Let's consider some valuable sources that we might be overlooking.
It's a good idea to research all of the children in a family, rather than just the child from whom you descend. But how do you research the daughters when you don't know what name they were using? Here are some ways to approach that research.
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.
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.