Women’s Lack of Standing Hinders Genealogy Research

Rebekah Scott has an article in the Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA), Women’s lack of standing hinders genealogy search, about why it can be so difficult at times to research female ancestors.

Excerpt from the article:

Carved in a big granite marker in the 19th century North Hills cemetery is the name of an apparently important man, along with his dates of arrival and departure.

On a small stone to its right is a one-word inscription: “wife.”

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