Writing About Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month and many are focusing on writing about their female ancestors. Are you? Need some ideas on what to write about? Lisa Alzo of the Accidental Genealogist has 31 prompts for the month to help get you started.

Need a few other ideas on ways to write your ancestors’ histories? Consider these!

  • Create a scrapbook of photographs and stories about your female ancestors.
  • Write a biography of one of your female ancestors.
  • Pull out old family recipes then cook or bake something. Write about the experience and any memories you have of those recipes with ancestors.
  • Gather your children together and make a poster board of photographs, quotes, and their stories about one or more female ancestors.
  • For young children, make memory cards of female ancestors. Take a copy of a photograph and paste it to a playing card sized piece of construction paper. On the back write some information about that ancestor such as vital statistics, favorite hobby or quote, book, whatever you want.
  • Start a blog! Blogging allows you to build a collection of stories over a period of time. Should you ever start writing your entire family’s history, you will already have a lot to work with!
  • Write the stories in Sort Your Story and add photographs to bring them to life.

How will you celebrate Women’s History Month? What will you write about?

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