Finding the women in our histories

There is a saying out there that says “Well behaved women never make history.” It’s been attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Boleyn and other women throughout history. And to some extent this statement is true. Well behaved women usually aren’t recorded in histories, documents, and records where we, as genealogists can find them.Continue reading “Finding the women in our histories”

Storytellers of our tribe

I say this quote a few days ago and thought how well it fit my idea of genealogy and family history. Family history shouldn’t be just the names, dates and places of our ancestors, if that’s all we wanted then a simple time line would suffice. World history would be very boring if it wasContinue reading “Storytellers of our tribe”