Genealogy Projects tagged with Womens work on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Women's Work

    “Mary Case is my name and with my needle wrought the same in the tenth year of my age Anno Dom 1763” ~ from a sampler produced in Newport, RI Too often, the only record we have of a female ancestor is an example of her handiwork, whether it is an embroidered sampler, quilt or basket. With a few exceptions, until the 20th century, a woman’s primary choice for her future was to marry, thus givi...

  • Wives of the Signers: The Women Behind the U.S. Constitution

    (This project is a work in progress.) The U.S. Constitution is the most important document in the history of the United States. Of the 55 men who attended the Constitutional Convention of 1787, only 39 signed this document, plus William Jackson, the convention's secretary. Many of the men left wives and families to be there, a difficult but necessary sacrifice. Behind every great man is a g...