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This week I want to concentrate on "women's work" during World War I. We've taken a look at researching employment in the classifieds but do you know what kinds of jobs women worked during this time? Let's take this week to explore a few examples and where records may be found.
Do you have a World War I era female ancestor who worked during the war?
- Have you sent for her Social Security application (If she lived past 1936 and applied for Social Security payments)?
- Have you searched the newspapers?
- Have you looked for home sources that might show evidence of work like a photo of her dressed in a uniform or posing with co-workers?
- Have you searched city directories?
FamilySearch Family History Research Wiki- US Social Security Records for Genealogists