Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Telling HerStory 2014: The Hidden Half of the Family

The Book:

The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy by Christina K. Schaefer

What's it about:

Researching your female ancestors! Includes different source types as well as information about laws, key dates and records for each state. Bibliographies and resources for each state will help you find additional documents and sources.

Why you should read it:

This is one of two books available for US genealogists that focus on researching female ancestors. It goes without saying that it's a must-have. I love this book because it  takes into consideration historical events and practices that influence your research.

If you don't know about author, Christina K. Schaefer's other books I also recommend them. They include, The Great War. A Guide to the Service Records of All the World's Fighting Men and VolunteersGuide to Naturalization Records of the United States; and Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas. A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere.

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