I am really thrilled to host the Fearless Female Ancestors Blogging Prompt Series on this blog again this year (Year #6!). In years past, I have done a post each day here to honor the women in my own family tree. Unfortunately, my personal research time has been limited lately, so I don’t have enough material to adequately come up with new posts this year. You can find my posts from 2013 here.
Instead, each week, or as I find them, I will list or link to some of my favorite resources for researching female ancestors. I hope you will find them useful.
To kick off celebrating Women’s History Month, you can watch my previously recorded Webinar* (March 2011) on how to research your female ancestors. for free.
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Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors
Webinar Description: While most historical records have been created for and are about men, making it more challenging to research the women in your family tree. In this webinar you’ll learn about key records for locating maiden names, as well as some unique resources pertaining to women, and the importance of documenting your female ancestors, including many suggestions for how to create meaningful lasting tributes to their lives. (67MB .wmv)
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*Please note that this recording is in Windows Media (.wmv) format and may not be compatible with all systems. MAC users may wish to consider using the free Flip4Mac Player (The official Windows Media player on the Mac).
ADDITIONAL NOTE: This webinar was recorded in 2011. Since the world of genealogy is dynamic, there may have been changes and updates to some of the resources and access to them. Please visit the websites or sources listed to get the most current information. In particular, there have been changes to accessing the Social Security Death Index, one of the sources listed in the presentation. To learn more about the latest changes, I encourage you to visit the The Legal Genealogist Blog written by Judy G. Russell, in particular the “News from the SSDI front” Post January 30, 2013.
*This author of this blog/webinar presenter assumes no responsibility for any incompatibility with individual computers, tablets, or mobile devices, operating systems, browsers, or the inability of any such computer or device to play this video. or any resulting effects. By clicking on the link user agrees and accepts these terms.
So…stay tuned…and watch this space! And…Happy Blogging!
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