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Female Ancestors: Finding Women in Local History and Genealogy

Video Presentation

Delve into the past with the women from our local history and family trees. Understand the challenges involved in uncovering their stories. Celebrate the details, big and small, that records reveal about their lives, families, and communities.

Through a series of case studies, we will see how the usual genealogy go-to records contain clues that reveal research leads. We will also see how studying the men in women’s lives unlocks doors to their own details. And, we will explore how historical context sets the scene for understanding the circumstances that influenced the choices and stories of our female ancestors.

Video source: Finding the Women in Our History. 2021.