Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Have You Heard? Legacy's 500th

I'm a proud presenter of 22 Legacy Family Tree Webinars (and counting!). Legacy has reached an important milestone, their 500th Webinar and they are inviting you to help celebrate.

Not a Legacy Webinar subscriber? That's ok, for this weekend only you can watch any webinar in the Legacy webinar library for FREE. To celebrate, for the first time ever, they are opening up the webinar library for a Free Access Weekend. The free access will begin Friday (April 14) and will conclude Sunday night (April 16).

There's no special link or code. Just visit anytime between Friday and Sunday and enjoy  free access to the webinar videos in the library. Watch 1, 50, or binge watch all 500! During the weekend you can watch the #1 webinar for March, my presentation on 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know. I know after watching just a few, you'll want to subscribe to  Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

Learn more about Legacy Webinars from their blog.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Women's History Month 2017: A Bibliography

Library of Congress

Thank you so much for joining me for this month long look at our World War I era female ancestors. I hope you found something of use and are inspired to tell the story of your female ancestor's  lives. Below is a bibliography for additional resources and history.

Brown, Carrie. Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2002.

Brown, Nikki L. M. Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Early, Frances H, and Frances H. Early. A World Without War: How U.S. Feminists and Pacifists Resisted World War I. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 1997.

Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. The First, the Few, the Forgotten: Navy and Marine Corps Women in World War I. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Gavin, Lettie. American Women in World War I: They Also Served. Niwot, Colorado: University Press of Colorado, 1997.

Graham, John W. The Gold Star Mother Pilgrimages of the 1930s: Overseas Grave Visitations by Mothers and Widows of Fallen U.S. World War I Soldiers. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co, 2005.

Greenwald, Maurine W. Women, War, and Work: The Impact of World War I on Women Workers in the United States. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1980.

Hall, Margaret, Margaret R. Higonnet, and Susan Solomon. Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall. , 2014.

Hayden-Smith, Rose. Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

Haytock, Jennifer A. At Home, at War: Domesticity and World War I in American Literature. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2003.

Higonnet, Margaret R. Lines of Fire: Women Writers of World War I. New York, N.Y: Plume, 1999.

Jensen, Kimberly. Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Kennedy, Kathleen. Disloyal Mothers and Scurrilous Citizens: Women and Subversion During World War I. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Schneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider. Into the Breach: American Women Overseas in World War I. New York: Viking, 1991.

Steinson, Barbara J. American Women's Activism in World War I. New York: Garland Pub, 1982.

Thom, Deborah. Nice Girls and Rude Girls: Women Workers in World War I. London: New York, 1998.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Women's History Month 2017: 1920 Census

By 1920 the Great War was over and life was getting back to normal. Change was in the air and the Roaring 20's were on the horizon.

The 1920 US Census provides a look at our ancestor's life after the war and provides the opportunity to better understand their place in time.

I realize all family historians have used the 1920 census but I urge you to explore some of the books and websites below that provide analysis of census data. So many times we just use certain records without a full understanding of them. The following should help.

Additional Resources:

US Census Bureau – 1920 Overview 
US Census Bureau – Census of Population and Housing, 1920
Cyndi’s List – 1920 US Federal Census 
United States Department of Agriculture – 1920 Census Publications
University of Minnesota – Minnesota Population Schedule – 1920 Census: Instructions to Enumerators
Slate The Vault – Vintage Infographics: Where Women Worked In 1920
Facts About Working Women (1925) 
ICPSR – Puerto Rico Census Project , 1920 
Racial Reorganization and the United States Census 1850-1930: Mulattoes, Half-Breeds, Mixed Parentage, Hindoos, and the Mexican Race 
Princeton University Library - The United States Economic Census: 1920s 

The Blind Population of the United States, 1920: A Statistical Analysis of the Data Obtained at the Fourteenth Decennial Census. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off, 1928.

Carpenter, Niles. Immigrants and Their Children, 1920: A Study Based on Census Statistics Relative to the Foreign Born and the Native White of Foreign or Mixed Parentage. Washington: Govt. Print. Off, 1927.

Goldenweiser, E A, and Leon E. Truesdell. Farm Tenancy in the United States: An Analysis of the Results of the 1920 Census Relative to Farms Classified by Tenure Supplemented by Pertinent Data from Other Sources. Washington: G.P.O, 1924.

Hill, Joseph A. Women in Gainful Occupations, 1870 to 1920: A Study of the Trend of Recent Changes in the Numbers, Occupational Distribution, and Family Relationship of Women Reported in the Census As Following a Gainful Occupation. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Office, 1929.