Find it on the Web
? American Women’s History: A Research Guide <frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html>: Citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections, from a university reference librarian.
? Cyndi’s List — Female Ancestors <www.cyndislist.com/female.htm>: Nearly 100 links categorized by general resource, military, foremothers, societies and groups, and women’s history resources.
? A Guide to Uncovering Women’s History in Archival Collections <www.lib.utsa.edu/Archives/links.htm>: University of Texas’ guide to online archives, libraries and other repositories that have primary source materials by or about women.
? Lost Female Ancestors <geneasearch.com/findfemale.htm>: GeneaSearch’s forum of queries on female ancestors.
? National Women’s History Project <www.nwhp.org>: Originators of Women’s History Month.
Narratives that focus on women’s lives:
• “A Good Poor Man’s Wife”: Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in 19th-Century New England by Claudia L. Bushman (University Press of New England)
• The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America by Joy Day Buel and Richard Buel Jr. (W.W. Norton & Co.)
• Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee edited by Mary Custis Lee deButts (University of North Carolina Press)
• Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains edited by J. Sanford Rikoon (Indiana University Press)
• The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in 19th-Century New York by Patricia Cline Cohen (Vintage Books)
• Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Vintage Books)
• Separate Lives: The Story of Mary Rippon by Silvia Pettem (The Book Lode)
General guides for discovering female ancestors:
• A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Betterway Books)
• The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy by Christina K. Schaefer (Genealogical Publishing Co.)
From the April 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine