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Finding Women in the Archives

By Cambridge Public Library

Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history.

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12pm – 1pm

Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.


Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk

Registration required

  • Sign-up is ongoing



  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

Additional information

Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history.

When they survive, diaries, letters, account books, family bibles, samplers, organization records, and more can reveal more about a woman's daily life than any government document.

New England Historical Genealogical Society's Ann Lawthers will discuss how these unique records and manuscripts can be used to piece together a family story and how digging in the archives can hit genealogical gold.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour before the program starts.