Tuesday, December 12, 2017

20 Jan 2018 Program Features Donna Moughty, Focusing on Women in Your Tree

Do you have a pedigree with your female ancestors listed as Mary, Rachel and Phebe…no last names or perhaps one of your male ancestors listed with a wife UNKNOWN? Your pedigree stops
there and you now have a brick wall.

Prior to the 20th century, many women didn’t have an identity of their own…they were tangled with father or husband and in some places, were not allowed to own real estate in their own names or to sign legal documents. When they married their name changed … sometimes multiple times making them harder to find and so they get listed in genealogies by their given name and typically with an approximate date of birth and death. They have been referred to as our “invisible


The event is free and open to the public.

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