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Happy Mothers’ Day 2023

It is time once again to honour Mothers and celebrate this special day. Where would we be without all of the Moms on our Pedigree Charts? 

Happy Mother’s Day!

Tracing the women in our family tree may be relatively easy now, but the farther back we go, the more challenging it is to find their day-to-day activities being recorded. The valued records that were preserved tend to be about the legal issues within the family rather than the social aspects of their daily routines. Though a mother’s role was, and is, so important.

Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters

Our female ancestors played significant roles in historical events as well as in the home. Researching can be a challenge, but we need to ensure we persevere and tell female ancestral stories. Their voices must be heard. 

Start with home resources, family heirlooms, and treasured mementos connected to milestone events. Such items remind us of the connections we have to the past generations. They provide great clues to pursue in our research. What were her interests? Did she belong to a volunteer organization? What were her accomplishments?

If you hit a brick wall researching your female ancestors, consider registering for our Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters – Tracing Women course, one of human courses available online through the International Institute of Genealogical Studies.

Register for Research: Grandmothers, Mothers, and Daughters—Tracing Women

This course guides you through researching your family’s history by covering strategies and key sources to access and overcome common challenges when tracing female ancestors. This course shows how to document “her” story and reveals the often-hidden aspects of their lives.

Research: Grandmothers, Mothers & Daughters – Tracing Women additional course highlights in the following blog posts:

Part 1: Researching HER Story
Part 2: What’s in a Name?
Part 3: Digging Deeper into HER Story
Part 4: Timelines for the Ladies in our Tree

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The International Institute of Genealogical Studies offers quality online education with over 240 courses. Our wide range of courses cover specific countries, enhance methodology research, build skills to maximize your research time, and all count toward the certification you choose.

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