Women’s History Month 2014 at the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

March is Women’s History Month and a perfect time for us to pay tribute to our female ancestors! But as you know, many of the historical documents we use to find our ancestors were created for men and it is the male’s surname carried on — generation after generation. Therefore finding and following our female ancestors, at times, is not easy. That’s why if you’re in the Houston, Texas area on Saturday, March 15th you should think about celebrating Women’s History Day at the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research where strategies and techniques for “rooting out” those female ancestors is the focus of the day! So check out the classes below. RSVP is required for all classes. So please call 832-393-2600 to register and for more information!

Women’s History Day at Clayton Library
March 15, 2014
1:00PM – 3:30PM

As part of National Women’s History Month, Clayton Library will hold a day of classes focused on researching female ancestors by not only demonstrating important research techniques, but also applying those techniques through a case study featuring a mysterious widow. Adults/Teens.

Second Wives Club!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
1:00PM – 2:00PM

This talk is all about proving second marriages for female ancestors. Here we will explore the resources that will confirm a second marriage, even if you know for a “fact” your ancestor only married once. Or so you thought!

The Mystery of Lillie Mae Ford: Documenting Husbands and More
Saturday, March 15, 2014
2:30PM – 3:30PM

Genealogy involves using multiple sources to analyze and create a family narrative. This presentation is a case study about the discovery of documents and paper trail left by Lillie Mae Ford and her unexpected name changes. Multiple research strategies will be discussed as well as the importance of primary and secondary sources. This class may be useful for both beginners and advanced researchers!


2 thoughts on “Women’s History Month 2014 at the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research

  1. Looks like Clayton Library offered some very good techniques and resources during the month of March. Finding our fearless female ancestors can be quite challenging as you know. The Second Wives Club and the Case Study must of been very helpful. I had been researching a female ancestor for over 8 years and it was through a second marriage something I never thought possible however, it was in that application that her her parents were identified, and the bricks came tumbling down. What a feeling.


    • Hey @minkyadu:disqus it is always a pleasure to hear from you! You’re right the month of March at Clayton was a major plus for finding those female ancestors in our family tree. Congrats on your find!! I’ve been trying to pinpoint the death of a great uncle for some years now and last month’s workshops helped me locate and order a copy of his wife’s death certificate which he was an informant on — YEAH. Locating her, helped me at least pick up the trail of where he was living in New York in 1948. So those case studies definitely came in handy for me.

      Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter weekend!


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