07 April 2006

Researching Female Ancestors

Half of our ancestors are female. However for many reasons, tracing this half of our ancestry is many times problematic. There are several articles on our site that focus on the maternal sides of your family tree. Research walls tend to center on
  • women's legal rights
  • inheritance
  • last name changing

There are other issues to be certain, but usually when there is a "brick wall" with a female ancestor, at least one of these issues either plays a role or helps in finding the solution.

Our articles on female ancestors are indexed at: