The Hidden Half of the Family

The Hidden Half of the Family

A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy

Book - 1999
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Offers information on finding female ancestors in each state, highlighting those laws, both federal and state, that indicate when a woman could own real estate in her own name, devise a will, and enter into contracts. In addition, entries contain information on marriage and divorce law, immigration, citizenship, passports, suffrage, and slave manumission. Material is included on African American, Native American, and Asian American women, as well as patterns of European immigration. Period covered is from the 1600s to the outbreak of WWII. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub., c1999.
ISBN: 9780806315829
0806315822
Characteristics: xii, 298 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.

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