Fearless Females Blog Post: March 1 – Favorite Female Ancestor

Well, I’m embarrassed that I’m a bit late with the first post for my own writing prompt series! Juggling a number of different priorities and deadlines at the moment.


March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.

This year I am hoping to learn more about my great-grandmother, Borbala Manovsky Alzo. I listed her as one of my “Family History Three” in a post back in January.

I know very little about her so hope to find out whatever I can. She died in 1961–the same year (just a few months apart) as her son (my grandfather), and I thought this was an interesting coincidence. I have her marriage record thanks to my cousin. I also have some pictures from her funeral. From family I learned that she had several sisters so I’d like to learn more about them too. I want to follow up by obtaining a copy of her death record from Slovakia, and try to find some other documents, as well.

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3 thoughts on “Fearless Females Blog Post: March 1 – Favorite Female Ancestor

  1. Thanks for starting the challenge and I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with including you and myself. Good luck.

  2. What a wonderful photo of your grandma. I wish you all the best in finding out more about her. Thank you for the Fearless Females prompts.

  3. What a fantastic picture. Wish I had found these prompts earlier. Will try to catch up on some of them if not all and check out some of the others.

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