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The team from A Few Forgotten Women are in our virtual SoG common room ready for a chat.
Grab a sandwich and a cup of tea and sit down with us. Our lunchtime chats are friendly and relaxed. This is your opportunity to find out more about A Few Forgotten Women.
Even without meaning to, family historians often focus on the men on their family tree. It is usually the men who carry on the surname, the men who join the armed forces and who are more likely to leave wills, to vote or to rent property, thereby leaving a trail in the documentary record. Merely by virtue of her gender, a female can become overlooked. The 'A Few Forgotten Women' project seeks to preserve the memory of just some of those whose stories might otherwise be lost. Some woman are further on the margins than others and this project focusses on those whose lives were touched by issues such as poverty, illegitimacy, criminality, disability, alcoholism, prostitution, abandonment or mental ill-health.
We recommend reading some of the stories on the 'A Few Forgotten Women' project website before joining this session, and come prepared to tell us the stories of the Forgotten Women in your own family tree.
About the speakers:
The team from A Few Forgotten Women: The creators of the A Few Forgotten Women Project are a group of friends, known collectively as A Few Good Women. We are united by our friendship, our love of different aspects of family and local history and a passion for preserving the past.