Researching Female Ancestors-4 Session Class

Summer Class-Researching Female Ancestors

Female ancestors present special challenges for the American researcher. Consider taking our homework-optional class! If you have registered you should have received your welcome message for the class--email me at if you did not. There's technically no pre-requisite for the class but researchers are expected to be familiar with basic American sources and the general research process. This is not a beginning level class.

Researching Female Ancestors:
A Short Course
With Michael John Neill
(scroll down for specific schedule)
This time the course will be presented a little bit differently. Students will be able to download the lecture and view it at their convenience--ideally all on the same day that the download link is sent to registered students.
Course registration is only $30 for this run of the course--registration will be closed when class fills. Class size is limited to 30 to encourage group interaction. Attendees will need to register 24 hours before the class starts. If you registered for a previous session and were not able to actively participate--email me to be put in this series at no charge.
  • Assignment/Study 1Overview of Female Ancestral Research 
  • Assignment/Study 2Naturalization, Citizenship, and Non-Property Issues 
  • Assignment/Study 3— Property Rights and Inheritance Issues with Females 
  • Assignment/Study 4— Case Studies involving 18th and 19th Century Females
Register via this link.

Lecture downloads:
  • 21 July
  • 28 July
  • 4 August
  • 11 August
  • 23 July 7:45 PM Central
  • 30 July 7:45 PM Central
  • 6 August 7:45 PM Central 
  • 13 August 7:45 PM Central
Lectures will be via downloaded recordings....discussions will be live via GoToMeeting.