Tracing Women Further Reading (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Research: Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters-Tracing Women  by Lisa Alzo, M.F.A.. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Further Reading


Articles by Lisa A. Alzo can be downloaded in PDF format:

  • Alzo, Lisa A., “20th Century Desperate Housewives,” Family Chronicle Magazine, October 2006.
  • Alzo, Lisa A., “Ladies First,” Family Tree Magazine, January 2008.
  • Alzo, Lisa A., “Sister Act ,”Everton’s Genealogical Helper, January/February 2008.
  • Alzo, Lisa A., “There’s Something About Mary,” Internet Genealogy Magazine, January 2008.
  • Ortega, Gena Philibert, “Find Your Female Ancestors,” Family History Expos Syllabus, June 2010.


  • Carmack, Sharon Debartolo, A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your Female Ancestors (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1998).
  • Eakle, Arlene H., How to Trace Your Pedigree Ladies (Tremonton, Utah: Family History World, 2008).
  • Reintjes, Afton, “How to Document a Marriage,” Family History for Fun and Profit (Tremonton, Utah: Family History World, 1997).
  • Schaefer, Christina Kassabian, The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999).

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