Finding the Women in Your Family Tree
Prior to the 20th century, many women didn’t have an identity of their own. They were tangled with their father or husband and in some places, were not allowed to own real estate in their own names or to sign legal documents. When they married their name changed, sometimes multiple times making them harder to find and so they frequently get listed in genealogies by their given name and an approximate date of birth and death. They have been referred to as our “invisible ancestors.” This lecture looks at strategies to identify and write about our female ancestors.
Presenter Donna Moughty, is a Professional Genealogist and former Regional Manager for Apple Computer. She has been conducting family research for over 25 years. She teaches and lectures on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research and computer topics at national and regional conferences and institutes. Donna is a member of Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.
Please register online.
At 1 pm on August 4th, we will email you a link to join the Zoom meeting.
Simply use your computer, phone, or tablet to join in the program by following this Zoom link. Zoom will automatically download to your device.
Funded by the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library.
- Tuesday, August 4, 2020
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)