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Genealogy Resources

Women and Genealogy

  • Burgess, Thomas Knight. "A Maiden Name for Mercy: Indirect Evidence of the Wife of Benjamin Burgess of Dartmouth, Massachusetts." NGS Quarterly 94 (June 2007).
     
  • Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors. Cincinnati: Betterway Books, 1998.
     
  • Costello, Margaret E. "A Child by Any Other Name ...." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 167 (January 1993).
     
  • Degler, Carl N. At Odds: Women and the Family in America from the Revolution to the Present.  New York: oxford University Press, 1980.
     
  • Elliott, Wendy Bebout. "Finding Wives' and Daughters' Names." NGS NewsMagazine 34, 1 (January-March 2008): 17-21.
     
  • Fisher, David Hackett. "Forenames and the Family in New England: An Exercise in Historical Onomastics." Generations and Change: Genealogical Perspectives in Social History. Editors, Robert M. Taylor Jr. and Ralph J. Crandall. Acon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1986.
     
  • Grossberg, Michael. Governing the Hearth, Law and Family in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.
     
  • Hawks, Joanne V., compiler. Mississippi's Historical Heritage: A Guide to Women's Sources in Mississippi Repositories. Jackson, Mississippi: Society of Mississippi Archivists, 1993.
     
  • Hiatt, Marty. "Stother & Wife v. Clopton's Heirs." Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 43 (August 2005)

  • Hinds, Harold E. Jr. "Recapturing Women's Lives." NGS Magazine 35, 2 (April-June 2009): 66-67.

  • Jensen, Joan M. Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2006.
     
  • Lennon, Rachal Mills. "The Wives of Jonathan Turner: Identification of Women in Pre-Twentieth-Century South Carolina." NGS Quarterly 92 (December 2004).
     
  • Lenzen, Connie. "Proving a Maternal Line: The Case of Frances B. Whitney," NGS Quarterly 82 (March 1994).
     
  • Mills, Elizabeth Shown. "The Search of Margaret Ball: Building Steps over a Brick-wall Research Problem." NGS Quarterly 77 (March 1989).
     
  • Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: the Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.
     
  • Riley, Glenda. Divorce: An American Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
     
  • Salmon, Marylynn. Women and the Law of Property in Early America. Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.
     
  • Schaefer, Christina Kassabian. The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999.
     
  • Schwander, Daisy. "Finding Origins for Immigrant Females: Chicago's Bertha Roeseke and Her Unremembered Mother." NGS Quarterly 81 (December 1993).
     
  • Sholes-Higgins, Marjorie. "Eight Generations of a Matriarchal Line: From Slave to Psychologist." FGS Forum 17 (Fall 2005).