Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Tiny Tip about Female Ancestors - Tuesday's Tips

When searching for a female ancestor remember to look for her with one of her daughters.  In years gone by daughters took care of their aging mothers in their homes.  More than a few times I've found female ancestors living with their daughters during the last days, months, and/or years of their lives.

You'll need to find the daughters' names and marriage records in order to find their married surnames but it may be worth the effort if you have an elusive female ancestor.

Wishing you successful searches.


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  1. Even now two of my aunts live with their daughters. Some things don't change. But this is a good tip not to quit looking when our target person doesn't show up where we expect.

    1. Thanks, Wendy. I missed several female ancestors early on because I hadn't thought to look for them with their daughters. I suppose many people know this but thought I'd share it just in case.


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