Women were there, too!

2015 ThemeYou might have noticed the tagline for my blog begins, “Researching the housewives…” I say that because I fiercely believe my female ancestors are every bit as important as the males.

The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month, which begins today, is “Weaving the stories of women’s lives.” What better time to document the lives of my women ancestors?

I chose the word “housewives” for the tagline because that really is what most of my women ancestors were. Having been a housewife off and on myself (not a very good one), I know the work and skills required in that position.

As far as I know, none of my women ancestors came to the attention of the public or could claim any historical achievement. However, I know they were good, interesting people who had their own struggles and raised families who had their own families until I appeared.

I’m really not sure where I’m going to go with this. While I’d like to write about as many of my women ancestors as possible, I’m also thinking of women in history I admire. The fact that few of the latter come to mind is a perfect illustration of why we need Women’s History Month.