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Searching for women in our trees only gets harder the further in time you go. Women and girls weren’t even listed in the Census by name until 1850! Further, sexist laws prevented women from owning property or inheriting kept women out of those records, thus generally the tax records as well. This complicates things for the genealogist, as those documents can be vital for research before 1850 in particular. 

I’m currently researching my own maternal line, so I thought this might be a good time to gather up some helpful resources and share them here. Perhaps I should (and will!) write my own helpful posts as well, but for now, I’m too busy on the hunt! 🔍🕵️‍♀️

Posts:

Videos:

Mini-Course:

You can also find these links over on my Researching Female Ancestors Pinterest board!