Saturday, March 02, 2013

Women's History Month 2013: Genwriters

Resources for Researching Your Female Ancestor, Day # 2


One of my favorite websites is Genwriters. It combines what I think is important about genealogy, social history and documenting the stories of our ancestor's lives. 

Genwriters  provides resources for various aspects of social history. Those resources can help you in turn learn more about the life of your female ancestor. Topics such as Childbirth in early America, Weddings in 19th Century America, Housework in the late 19th Century and Women’s 19th Century Fashions, can all bring interest to your family history narrative. 

Use Genwriters as a jumping off place to finding out more information about the lives your ancestor lived. Then use that social history information to enrich your family history narrative. 


Dawn said...

Thanks, Gena! This is a new one for me. I also think social history is very important to genealogy. :)

Gena Philibert-Ortega said...

I agree. I think it's what makes non-genealogists more interested in their family history. Let's face it details about life are way more interesting than names and dates.

Thanks for commenting Dawn. I appreciate it.