Tracing Your Female Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Adéle Emm

Everyone has a mother and a line of female ancestors and often their paths through life are hard to trace. That is why this detailed, accessible handbook is of such value, for it explores the lives of female ancestors from the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the beginning of the First World War.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Tracing Your Ancestors
Illustration :
40 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526730138
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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Everyone has a mother and a line of female ancestors and often their paths through life are hard to trace. That is why this detailed, accessible handbook is of such value, for it explores the lives of female ancestors from the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 to the beginning of the First World War.

In 1815 a woman was the chattel of her husband; by 1914, when the menfolk were embarking on one of the most disastrous wars ever known, the women at home were taking on jobs and responsibilities never before imagined. Adèle Emm’s work is the ideal introduction to the role of women during this period of dramatic social change.

Chapters cover the quintessential experiences of birth, marriage and death, a woman’s working and daily life both middle and working class, through to crime and punishment, the acquisition of an education and the fight for equality. Each chapter gives advice on where further resources, archives, wills, newspapers and websites can be found, with plentiful common sense advice on how to use them.

About The Author
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Adèle Emm worked for many years in television and is the author of Researching for the Media, Television, Radio and Journalism and Tracing Your Trade and Craftsman Ancestors, My Ancestors Worked in Textile Mills and numerous family history magazine articles. She has been tracing her family tree since she was 17-years-old and has been a member of the Society of Genealogists and Guild of One Name Studies for many years. Her website is at www.adeleemm.com

REVIEWS
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A unique and information packed instructional reference and guide, "Tracing Your Female Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians" is an extraordinary and thoroughly 'user friendly manual that is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Genealogy collections and supplemental studies lists.

- Midwest Book Review

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