Friday, June 21, 2013

Review: "Tracing Your Female Ancestors" Special Magazine

While at the National Genealogical Society 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, I visited the Moorshead Publishing (Internet Genealogy, Family Chronicle and History Magazine) exhibit.  Ed and Rick are great genealogy friends, and gifted me with a copy of one of their excellent special magazines - "Tracing Your Female Ancestors," written by Gena Philibert Ortega.

The publicity for this magazine says:

Internet Genealogy and Family Chronicle are pleased to present Tracing Your Female Ancestors, a new, 68-page special issue compiled by Gena Philibert-Ortega, a regular contributor Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy, and the author of From the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes. Gena provides readers with a comprehensive collection of tips and strategies for locating female ancestors in a variety of different sources — both common and not-so-common."

The Table of Contents for this 68 page special magazine is:

*  page 6 - Introduction
*  page 10 - Finding Your Pre-1850 Female Ancestors
*  page 13 - Online Sources
*  page 20 - Women's Clubs
*  page 22 - Tracing Your African-American Female Ancestors

*  page 27 - Jane S. Chatham Case Study
*  page 31 - Women and Divorce 

*  page 37 - Women's Work
*  page 40 - Secret Lives of Women
*  page 45 - Manuscript Collections 

*  page 49 - University Library Sources
*  page 52 - Women in Photos
*  page 54 - Women and the Vote
*  page 57 - Women in the Civil War
*  page 62 - Grandma Was an Alien?
*  page 65 - Writing Their Story

Each of these articles discusses the topic in general and specific terms, and often provide lists of  online or repository records with very useful information.  

The "Tracing Your Female Ancestors" special magazine can be ordered here for $9.95 (US) plus $4.50 shipping (PDF download is $8.50).  Other magazines and books can be ordered through their Book Store.

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of this special magazine and was asked to review it.  The gift does not affect my objective evaluation of this magazine.

1 comment:

T said...

I have a ggrandmother who married, had 2 children and died between 1860 and 1870 census. Her husband apparently died before she did but in the same time frame. I chose every "Mary" from the 1860 census where my ggrandfather was living to see if I could trace her backward or forward to connect with him. I can't. I don't expect to ever find her.