Discovering The Women Of Your Past

*Disclosure: I was gifted this product in exchange for this blog post. As Always all my opinions are my own*

International Women’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, March 8th.  This is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and girls, and raising awareness of the work left to be done. The perfect way to celebrate with your kids is by sharing stories about the women in your own families! And Ancestry is here to help you find them.


womenAncestry is an amazing company that helps connect you with your loved ones in your past. With Ancestry DNA you order your kit, provide a sample and discover your origins. Once you have done this you simply sign up for a subscription to Ancestry and start building your very own family trees! With 129 million searchable Canadian family history records you’re sure to discover some amazing members of your family in the past and present.


There was a recent survey done by Ancestry that discovered Canadians find female historical figures, such as Viola Desmond and Laura Secord to be the most inspiring kind of women (35%), ahead of female celebrities (15%) or
women in public office (24%). I was surprised to discover that 70% of people are not aware of any stories or memories of their own women ancestors regarding the achievements they reached or the challenges they overcame.


Final Thoughts

What I would love to get from my Ancestry DNA kits is some clarity on where my own family hails from. My husband is very fortunate to have a family member of his that loves genealogy and put together family trees and information into a book for him. Ancestry is a great tool to do this for yourself easily online!


Did you know that they offer a free 14-day trial?!


For International Women’s Day share the gift of beautiful memories with your family and click here to get started.


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