Finding Your Female Ancestors

Learn key strategies to find your female ancestors.

Weekly Lessons

Pace your learning. There is no start or end date. You will work through four weekly lessons on your own schedule!

Tips and Techniques

Detailed lessons and instructional videos will show you successful strategies for finding your female ancestors.

Measure Your Progress

Checklists, worksheets, and self-graded assessments will help keep you on track and measure your progress.

Here's What You'll Learn

By taking this course today, you will quickly overcome the common challenges of missing maiden names and male-dominated record sets to finally find the females in your family tree. Get strategies and methods to help you tell "her" story! See the detailed course outline below.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Developing a successful research strategy. 
  • Learn key steps for beginning your search.

Lesson 2: Teasing Out Maiden Names

  • Strategies to Determine Maiden  Names
  • Seeking Out Vital Records and Other Resources
  • Naming Practices and Patterns

Lesson 3: Remember the Ladies!

  • Exploring Oral Histories, Family Traditions and Inner Circles
  • Women's History 101
  • Tell Her Story

Lesson 4: Solving Special Research Problems

  • Advanced Tips
  • Brickwall Strategies
  • You Can Find Your Elusive Female Ancestors!

Course Wrap-Up

  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Next Steps

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