March marks National Women’s History Month, a celebration of the often overlooked contributions women have made to history. The month evolved from National Women’s History Week, established in 1978 by the Education Task Force of Sonoma County, Calif., to coincide with International Womens Day.
In 1981, Congress issued a joint resolution supporting Womens History Week. In 1987, the National Womens History Project petitioned Congress to expand the celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Womens History Month resolution has been approved every year with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by researching your female ancestors. Here are a few of our online resources: