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Hidden Half of the Family

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By Christina Schaefer

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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: The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy
Author: Christina Schaefer
Published: 1999
Pages: 298

Paperback 

ISBN: 978-0806315829