This post is for The Accidental Genealogist’s blogging prompts for Women’s History Month.
Today’s prompt: If a famous director wanted to make a movie about one of your female ancestors who would it be? What actress would you cast in the role and why?
This movie would certainly have to be about my grandmother and great-aunt’s escape [...]
As with other years, I’m doing a commemorative post for June 14, 1941. This is the day when tens of thousands of Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians were deported from their homelands by the Soviets to the far reaches of Siberia. Men, women, children, the elderly, the rich, the poor… people of all walks of life.
In Loving Memory
Marta Emīlija (Līcīte) Jakstāne
June 26, 1911 – November 2, 2010
Marta Līcīte, c. 1946
My great aunt passed away last night. She was 99 years old.
She was born on June 13 (O.S.)/June 26 (N.S.), 1911, in Krustpils, Latvia. At the time of her birth, Krustpils was a border town in Vitebsk guberniya in the Russian [...]
I know this was yesterday’s blogging prompt, but I don’t have much to say in terms of my female ancestors and newsmaking, since it was my male ancestors who were the newsmakers, but I do on moments of strength.
Today’s prompt: Share a story where a female ancestor showed courage or strength in a difficult situation.
I am working on the posts about the All-Russia Census and farm names, but as a warm-up to get in the spirit of the blogging world again, I’m also going to participate in The Accidental Genealogist‘s “Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month”.
I’ve realized that on this blog I talk a lot [...]