Resources For Finding Female Ancestors
Researching the lives of grandmothers, aunts and female cousins? Check out these women's history and genealogy websites, books and organizations.

Web Sites


  • American Diaries: An Annotated Bibliography of Published American Diaries and Journals from 1845 to 1980 by Laura Arksey (Gale Group)
  • American Women Activists' Writings: An Anthology, 1637-2002 edited by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont (Cooper Square Press)
  • Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90 by Anne M. Butler (University of Illinois Press)
  • A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway Books)
  • Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters: An Oral History Study of Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Continuity of Three Generations of Jewish, Italian, and Slavic-American Women by Corinne Azen Krause (Institute on Pluralism and Group Identity)
  • The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy by Christine Kassabian Schaefer (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
  • Isle of Canes by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Ancestry)
  • Reassembling Female Lives: A Special Issue of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (National Genealogical Society, September 2000)
  • Three Slovak Women by Lisa A. Alzo (Gateway Press)
  • Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History by Ellen Epstein (Holmes & Meier Publishers)
  • Women Remembered: A Guide to Landmarks of Women's History in the United States by Marion Tinling (Greenwood Press)
  • Women Who Dare Knowledge Cards Volume I and Volume II (Library of Congress)