Celebrate Women’s History Month By Finding Female Ancestors

Celebrate Women’s History Month By Finding Female Ancestors

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 Women’s Day. In 1981, Congress issued a joint...

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 Women’s Day.

In 1981, Congress issued a joint resolution supporting Women’s History Week. In 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the celebration to the entire month of March. Since then, the National Women’s 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:

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  1. Thanks for this great list or resources. As you probably know, this month’s Carnival of Genealogy is to write about a female relative (one of 3 choices) so I chose my Dress Designer Grandma and her cool "Lehrbrief" 1909 Apprentice Certificate and 1912 Masterpiece.