S02 E02: Researching Your Female Ancestors

Researching your female ancestors is notoriously difficult. Our female ancestors can be hard to find for many reasons. Once they get married, and you don’t know the family they married into, they disappear into the ether.

Was the maiden name given or a marriage certificate her correct maiden name – or a married name from a previous marriage?

Have you only searched under her full or formal first name? Or did you search using the popular nicknames/diminutive forms of the day (Mary/Molly, Sarah/Sally, etc?)

Were you looking in the correct county during the time she lived (remember, State and County boundaries changed…and changed often!)?

In this episode, we discuss – and give plenty of tips – on how to find those hard-to-find female ancestors


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The short video below covers what we do and how we do it:

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