Female Ancestors Cheat Sheet

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Your female ancestors are tougher to trace than the men in your family. Their maiden names disappeared with marriage. Their roles in history have been less celebrated and recorded. They led private lives. Men served in the military, bought and sold land, sued and were sued—things women rarely did. A married woman's possessions became her husband's. She couldn’t enter into legal contracts without his consent, whether it was writing a will or selling land she inherited.All this means fewer records for you to find about the women in your family tree.Family Tree Magazine's Female Ancestors Cheat Sheet is here to help. It gathers our best advice, tips and reference information for researching the women in your family tree, and organizes it into easy-to-use, at-a-glance format in this printable eight-page PDF. It lists
  • Top records for finding women
  • Best research tips
  • Essential definitions
  • Important online and print resources
  • Women's history facts
  • Common women's nicknames
  • … and more
It's all right at your fingertips, wherever you're doing research. Start finding out about Great-great-grandma's life today!
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