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Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours — replay of today's members-only webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills now available for members


The recording of today's webinar by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, "Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours” is now available to view at for webinar members.

Webinar Description

One of the toughest challenges faced by genealogists is the difficulty of identifying and tracking females. Wives and mothers traditionally have been “supporting characters” to the roles played by their husbands and sons—bearing no known name other than that of the males they married or bore. Historically, social mores and law codes made them second-class citizens, without a legal identity of their own and few rights or opportunities to create the range of records that genealogists customarily use to trace males. This session presents an array of resources—and, more importantly, techniques and strategies backed by case studies—we can use to establish the identities of elusive females.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 17 minute recording of "Finding Females: Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Paramours" is now available to view in our webinar library.

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