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Women, Wives and Widows

Women & the Law: Women, Wives and Widows

(In the Southern Colonies)
Genealogists need a basic understanding of women’s rights. Valuable clues to marital status, and to the timing of marriages or deaths, can be found in properly interpreted records. The following is not meant to be a general treatise on the subject, but rather a summary of those elements most useful to genealogists.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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