Hidden Half of the Family


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By law and by custom, women’s individual identities have been subsumed by those of their husbands. For centuries women were not allowed to own real estate in their own name, sign a deed, devise a will, or enter into contracts, and even their citizenship and their position as head of household have been in doubt. Finding women in traditional genealogical record sources, therefore, presents the researcher with a unique challenge, for census records, wills, land records, pension records–the conventional sources of genealogical identification–all have to be viewed in a different perspective if we are to establish the genealogical identity of our female ancestors.

Title: Hidden Half of the Family
Author: Christina Kassabian Schaefer
Published: October 1, 1999
Pages: 298
Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.65 x 11 inches
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0806315829

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Weight 1.62 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × 0.65 × 11 in

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