March is Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.” More information is available at the Women’s History Month Website, which is hosted by the Library of Congress, and at the Fold3 Blog. Fold3 is the online database formerly called “Footnote,” and is available on computer #2 in our club rooms. Pam Ingermanson will be showing us Fold3 at this month’s general meeting.
Women’s History Month might be a good time for you to track down some of those hard-to-find female ancestors. Here are some books that might help:
- Christina Schaefer, The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy. This provides a state-by-state breakdown of potential sources, including a timeline, a bibliography, and a list of institutions.
- Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors: Special Strategies for Uncovering Hard-to-Find Information About Your Female Lineage. Readers have given this particular work of Carmack’s mixed reviews.
The above two books focus on the United States, and are available on the “Research” shelf in our genealogy library.