The History of American Women's Voluntary Organizations, 1810-1960 by Karen J. Blair
What's it about:
This is an annotated bibliography that includes almost 700 books and articles about women's volunteer groups. These groups include political, religious, benevolent, cultural, etc.
Why you should read it:
You will find information about your female ancestor by learning about what groups/organizations she was a member of, their history, and where the records are kept. Think of this book as a finding aid to do that. I love this book because it opens up new possibilities that I hadn't thought of before.
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