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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuesday's Tip: Look for Husbands' Names Too

March is Women's History Month. Many of my posts this month will focus on female family members.

When searching for information on married women, also look for them under their husbands' names. A search for "Malinda Lawrence" would not have found this article on the Bethlehem Lutheran Ladies' Aid meeting in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana. The article mentions my 2nd-great-grandmother's sister Malinda (Borg) Lawrence, but refers to her as "Mrs. Charles Lawrence." She and her daughter Dorothy ("Mrs. Edward Harbrecht") were both honored at the meeting, since their birthdays were in March.

Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN), 11 March 1939, page 7

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