Have you ever looked at a photograph of a female ancestor and wondered about her life? Perhaps you've been told how the woman is related to …
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When looking for a woman's information from 1850 backwards, I mean you can't find anything unless they just happen to get remarried or loss of a child or it was printed in the newspaper, because some places did have newspapers back then but those are hard to find too! Some have been lost in fires and so forth.
I have 2 great aunts who existed in 1900 census but nowhere else. No birth, marriage, death records, or children. I often wonder if they were given up for adoption by father after mothers death in 1901. Just frustrating. I have been searching for almost 2 years. The father remarried 2 more times and still no records. I searched their grandparents , aunts, uncles, and still no mention of them. Ughhhhbbb.
You can do a Matrilineal Mitochondrial DNA test and find common ancestors a few generations before your great aunts. Then you can find descendants (working genealogy backwards,in effect) until you stumble on records mentioning them. Apologies if you already have your 7-generation pedigree chart and family group sheets done. I recently found newspaper records helpful in filling out more about a deceased ancestor who I didn't know enough about. Best of blessings in your pursuit. If you do decide to do a mtDNA Test, Ancestry and others have articles about them that you can Google or Ecosia.org, like Google, but their profits go to planting trees.