I’ve decided to give myself a challenge for Women’s History Month. I’m going to post thirty-one individual summaries from my RootsMagic about thirty-one women relatives. I’ll be adding the links to those summaries to this post. Refer back to often!
Do you use the Individual Summary report that comes with your genealogy software? They can be a helpful tool when assessing what you know about a certain relative. I print these out when I want to work on a specific person, see what gaps I might have in their story, and determine which sources to search for next.
The Individual Summary report shows your information in a slightly different way than a family group sheet or timeline. Each has it’s place in genealogy. Sometimes when we look at different reports, we can build a better picture about our relatives.
If you haven’t tried the Individual Summary report that your software supplies, give it a try. You might find you like the format for analyzing data.
These are the 31 women I am highlighting from my database. I didn’t really use any methodology for those I’ve chosen, though I did pick some who may have been forgotten.
Day 1: Viola (Jackson) Winter
Day 2: Catherine (McSwegan) Baddley
Day 3: Amelia (Pacheco) Kanehe
Day 4: Placida (Argues) LaClaustra
Day 5: Minnie (Ventura) Smith
Day 6: Marie (Condrey) Jacquemet
Day 7: Margaret (Caetano) Mello
Day 8: Bridget (Coyne) Wall
Day 9: Dorothea (Furtado) Pacheco
Day 10: Josephine (Jones) Pohley
Day 11: Genevieve (Lassere) Segalas
Day 12: Isabella (Pacheco) Ventura
Day 13: Winifred (Kelly) Small
Day 14: Emma (Cabral) Barboza
Day 15: Sophie (Pacheco) Figg
Day 16: Catharine (Kelly) McSwegan
Day 18: Guilhermina (Clemente) Ventura
Day 19: Francisca (Mello) Pacheco
Day 20: Mary (Kelly) Meincke
Day 22: Branca Gil de Miranda
Day 23: Margaret (Coffin) Jones
Day 25: Barbara (da Silva) de Mello
Day 26: Carolina (Freitas) Pacheco
Day 27: Alice Jones
Day 28: Alexandrinha (Jose) Pacheco
Day 29: Maria (Silva Baptista) Correia
Day 31: Mary Collis
This completes the collection of women from my family tree. Looking at these individual summaries, I learned that I know a lot about some women and very little about the majority. In some cases, I hope to be able to fill in more of their stories. But, I am somewhat skeptical that I can do it for most.
I hope you enjoyed the last 31 posts. I hope it has inspired you to use your genealogy software and find out which reports may be helpful to you.
Genealogist and writer. Creator of the Portuguese Hawaiian Genealogy and Heritage website, yourislandroutes.com