WWI Genealogy Websites and Books for Tracing Female Ancestors

WWI Genealogy Websites and Books for Tracing Female Ancestors

Use these resources to start exploring the experiences of your female ancestors who served in World War I, whether as a nurse, volunteer, or on the home front.

 Websites for Researching Women in World War I

Books About Women and World War I

American Women and the U.S. Armed Forces: A Guide to the Records of Military Agencies in the National Archives Relating to American Women, compiled by Charlotte Palmer Seeley, revised by Virginia C. Purdy and Robert Gruber (National Archives and Records Administration)

Heroic Measures by Jo-Ann Power (The Wild Rose Press)

How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military, 8th ed., by Richard S Johnson (Military Information Enterprises)

War Brides: The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved by Melynda Jarratt (Dundurn Press)

Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies and Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood (Chicago Review Press)

Women, War, and Work: The Impact of World War I on Women Workers in the United States by Maurine Weiner Greenwald (Praeger)
Adapted from the July/August 2014 Family Tree Magazine


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