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Title:
The hidden half of the family : a sourcebook for women's genealogy
Author:
Schaefer, Christina K.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 298 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
Genre:
ISBN:
9780806315829
Format :
Book

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Central Library CS14 .S33 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Central Library CS14 .S33 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Reference
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Summary

Summary

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


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