Your Family Tree September 14 Issue 146

Find out more about the women in your family by looking deeper at the most important records

Your Family Tree September 14 Issue 146

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In Your Family Tree September 14 Issue 146:
 
The majority of our family history research is dominated by males, be it through the heads of the household on censuses, to the fathers’ names and occupations on wedding certificates, apprenticeship records etc. But this means we often miss out on a huge amount of information about half of our tree, and the incredible stories our female ancestors have to tell. There are unique records you can use to discover more about them, but as you will find out in our new issue, sometimes the facts are right there in front of you in the main sources.
 
In addition to the main feature we’re also looking at the vital roles played by the women who served in World War I. We’ve covered those who helped the war effort in the factories and by ‘digging for victory’, so now it’s time to have a look at those who were part of the all-female branches of the Armed Forces, and the nurses who risked their lives so close to the front. 
 
Also in this issue we continue our look at your family who were involved in WWI, revealing the vital role played by the Royal Navy. You can also discover how to find children given up as babies; your family on the Isle of Wight; the barbaric history of dentistry; what heirlooms around the house can tell you about previous generations; Irish censuses online; and much more.