Tracing the females in your family tree can be a daunting task. But there are plenty of online resources to help you track them down.
|Verona Straka and Mary Straka Yuhasz. Photo courtesy of Lisa A. Alzo (personal collection).|
1. American Women’s History: A Research Guide. This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. Offers detailed descriptions and links to more than 600 digital collections.
2. Cyndi’s List: Female Ancestors. Cyndi’s List (run by Cyndi Ingle) has been around since 1996, and currently contains more than 330,000 links for family history, with more than 200 links for female ancestors.
3. National Women’s History Museum. The official website of the National Women’s History Museum located in Alexandria, Virginia. Watch a video clip of actress Meryl Streep introducing the museum, or take a virtual tour via the museum’s CyberExhibits covering a wide range of topics from Women in Industry to Rights for Women to Women of Jamestown. You’ll also find educational resources such as self-guided tours, biographies, and lesson plans and quizzes (for teachers).
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