Learning More about American Female Ancestors Prior to 1850

Gena Philibert-Ortega
Apr 8, 2021
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Finding Aids
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Vital Records
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Compilations/indexes
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Books
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Court Records
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Newspapers
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Manuscripts
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Archives
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Census
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

One of the stumbling blocks for family historians is researching before 1850 when the US census is limited to only the names of the head of household. Compounded by laws that affected women, such as coverture, and those female ancestors can be fairly invisible to the researcher. So how do you research your female ancestor? What records document their lives? Using case studies, we will take a look at how to approach this research and what records are available so you can be successful in finding your female ancestors.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy, social and women's history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology a
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