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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
5:00PM - 6:00PM

I Remember Mama (But Not Her Maiden Name): Finding Female Ancestors

Presenter: Mary Kircher Roddy


Women can be hard to identify. If they married, they probably changed their names. See more than 20 great strategies for finding the maiden name of "troublesome" women in your family's past - and a few more strategies for discovering married names for those sisters, daughters and aunts who have "disappeared."

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity