Missing Mothers and How to Find Them: Antebellum NC Property Laws and Their Effect on our Research

Painting by James Peale

Helen F. M. Leary, CG (Emeritus), FASG, FNGS

We recognize, in the abstract, that half our ancestors were female. Property law may have masked their identities, but, if we understand those laws, we can direct our research to the records and analyses that help us unmask them.
This webinar is designed to help those who are trying to locate female ancestors in North Carolina.

(Image source: “The Artist and His Family” by James Peale, Public Domain, via Wikipedia.)

Available in the NCGS online store is North Carolina Research – Genealogy and Local History, the text for the NCGS Webinar Series. For more information about the speaker, please see our flyer (pdf file).

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