My Ancestor was a Woman at War

By Emma Jolly.

Women did a lot more in wars than we popularly assume. However, researching your female ancestors at war requires a different approach from that of standard military history research plus flexibility and dedication.

Part of the Society of Genealogists' My Ancestor was… series, this book aims to explore the range of roles undertaken by women during wartime. It also encourages wider research into the role of women at war, with a particular emphasis on the Victorian era and the First and Second World Wars. There are chapters on women working within the medical professions, women working in munitions, women in the navy and the air force, and women in intelligence.

With fascinating case studies, and a very useful guide to available records and sources, this book is an essential read for any family historian with a female military ancestor or indeed an interest in military history.

'A refreshing and in-depth look at 'herstory' from a genealogist's point of view, with masses of valuable leads for further research'. - Family Tree Magazine

Emma Jolly is a professional genealogist and writer, and a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives and the Families in British India Society.

Published December 2013.A5, 312 pages, ISBN:978-1-907199-18-9.