March 1 marks the start of Women's History Month. Lisa Alzo at The Accidental Genealogist has posted this challenge. Threads and Traces is more than ready to respond to this one. We have fearless females all over the place, and they've left their mark on the world in many ways. If that's true for you, too, join in in the fun and post links to your challenge posts at Thomas Macantee's Facebook page. Or here. We all love reading about everyone's family's cast of characters. Let's give the older girls a chance to shine again.
Here are Lisa's blogging prompts for the first week:
- March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.
- March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?
- March 3 — Do you share a first name with one of your female ancestors? Perhaps you were named for your great-grandmother, or your name follows a particular naming pattern. If not, then list the most unique or unusual female first name you’ve come across in your family tree.
- March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.
- March 5 — How did they meet? You’ve documented marriages, now, go back a bit. Do you know the story of how your parents met? Your grandparents?
- March 6 — Describe an heirloom you may have inherited from a female ancestor (wedding ring or other jewelry, china, clothing, etc.) If you don’t have any, then write about a specific object you remember from your mother or grandmother, or aunt (a scarf, a hat, cooking utensil, furniture, etc.)