Even though she just had a glimpse of a possible new genealogy connection, Melissa LeMaster Barker joins DearMYRTLE’s very distant cousin, Sweet Sadie, to discuss surprising things that can be discovered in an archive. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the US, our favorite county archivist, Melissa LeMaster Barker discusses record sets and strategies for finding elusive ancestors. We also provide some background on that potential ancestor – John Smith.
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19:00:26 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Hello Everyone
19:03:05 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : wasn’t there a captain john smith?
19:06:10 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : wow
19:06:50 From Cousin Russ : Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
19:08:43 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have a phto copied small book where someone went back and researched the female ancestors. Granted on some of the lines it only went back one more generation, and sometimes it went back several
19:09:06 From Launa Droescher : just this week was able to find a female ancestor by looking at see draft reg of his younger brother
19:10:00 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : My Mom made notes in her Address Book.
19:11:27 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : 41 Lbs. of cream, good lord!
19:12:39 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : woman kept farms running while the men went to war
19:13:24 From Betty-Lu Burton : I have one lined that has been traced back to the 1400’s but only because of the female line. My paternal line comes through a son who was not the first born but managed to marry a woman who was the only heir to her father’s estate. This happened for several generations
19:13:33 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I agree Melissa
19:15:22 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : Abigail Adams letters are a wonderful example of what woman did while the men were plotting the revolution. She educated her children.
19:15:28 From Deb Andrew : Why do you have the measurement of the add?
19:16:18 From Betty-Lu Burton : My paternal grandmother was a school teacher before she got married
19:16:18 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : That is what is great, the name
19:18:31 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Fire Departments and Rescue Squads as well
19:20:00 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : I have researched most of the woman in my tree I have found them in news papers involved in volunteer work.
19:24:28 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My great great Aunt was a member of the Democratic Club in the 1940’s I found a news paper article I think she was the secretary of the club
19:28:20 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : right !
19:28:49 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : and there weren’t supermarkets
19:29:13 From Betty-Lu Burton : When my kids were young I would make enough jam for the coming year each summer/fall
19:30:04 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : That was what it was like in the town my grandmother came from
19:30:40 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My grandmother family hunted
19:33:27 From Joyce Westphal to All panelists : we had no electricity as I was growing up. We had an ice house. It was a building buried to its eves in dit. The men would come and using great long ice saws cut ice from the lake in winter and haul it up to the ice houses using teams of horses, then bury it in straw. It was wonderful in the summer as we could chip off the ice and have homemade ice cream on Sundays. Mother kept the huge garden growing and did the canning with a cook stove in the middle of August
19:34:48 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : No WAY
19:36:48 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : My grandmother went to nursing school when she was in her 40’s
19:37:24 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Good for you!
19:38:13 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : They are terrific ideas! Thanks Melissa.
19:38:57 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Treasure Cove of information!
19:41:55 From Jason Holt : My mom and maternal grandmother created a book with birthdays and anniversaries in 1989. I updated and digitized it in 2006.
19:42:02 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : STRONG Women!
19:42:41 From Kathleen Daetsch to All panelists : In upstate New York the woman’s maiden name is usually on the grave stone.
19:43:13 From Jason Holt : Particularly special today as i get a little older.
19:46:42 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : beautiful hand writing
19:47:57 From Deb Andrew : County Fairs, quilts shows, World Fairs are also good places to look.
19:48:05 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : I love those old aprons!
19:48:11 From Jason Holt : My mom has a recipe of each of my grandmothers in a frame on the wall in her kitchen. One for choc. chip cookies and one for banana cream pie!
19:51:44 From Sweet Sadie to All panelists : The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women’s Genealogy https://www.amazon.com/s?k=hidden+half+of+the+family&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
19:52:02 From Jason Holt : the reason for the wall is she thought the pie recipe was lost. when she found it and made one I ate a quarter of the pie!
19:53:11 From Cousin Russ : A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your Female Ancestors: Special Strategies for Uncovering Hard-To-Find Information About Your Female Lineage https://www.amazon.com/Genealogists-Guide-Discovering-Female-Ancestors/dp/1558704728/ref=sr_1_3
19:53:40 From Cousin Russ : Tracing Your Female Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians https://www.amazon.com/Tracing-Your-Female-Ancestors-Historians/dp/1526730138/ref=sr_1_1
19:54:06 From Cousin Russ : Strategies for Finding Female Ancestors an online article by Lisa Alzo. https://www.familytreemagazine.com/premium/strategies-for-finding-female-ancestors/
19:54:54 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/TheArchiveLady/
19:55:02 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker
19:55:12 From Cousin Russ : The Archive Lady on DearMYRTLE Playlist – http://bit.ly/TheArchiveLadyonDearMYRTLE
19:55:23 From Sweet Sadie to All panelists : Melissa Barker Twitter: @TNArchivist
19:55:27 From Kathleen Daetsch : Malissa look up Captain John Smith he was with the Virginia Company expedition to the Chesapeake region.
19:55:33 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : July 25th I signed up for one of your Webinars melissa
19:56:40 From Cousin Russ : Family Tree Webinars – Melissa LeMaster Barker http://familytreewebinars.com/melissabarker
19:58:08 From Cousin Russ : Gaylord Archival http://www.gaylord.com/
19:58:15 From Cousin Russ : Hollinger Metal Edge https://www.hollingermetaledge.com/
19:58:22 From Cousin Russ : University Products https://www.universityproducts.com/
19:58:31 From Cousin Russ : Light Impressions http://www.lightimpressionsdirect.com/
19:58:42 From Cousin Russ : Brodart http://www.brodart.com/
19:58:58 From Cousin Russ : Archival Methods https://www.archivalmethods.com/
20:00:06 From Maria Capaldi to All panelists : Thank you very much!
20:00:29 From Kathleen Daetsch : good meeting tonight.
20:02:25 From Kathleen Daetsch : good nite
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