Did she do anything to make history?

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If you're lucky you can find stories about ancestors in online books, at searchable sites such as Google books, or archive.org.  Often, even if they didn't get written up in history books, they might have gotten mentioned in a county history or "vanity" genealogy book, where citizens would pay a few dollars to have their biography included. It's always worth doing a few searches to see what turns up! HeritageQuest (through your local library's website) also has some unique genealogies as well, and if your folks are from New England, be sure to check out the Godfrey library, and the New England Historical & Genealogical Society websites.

by Tami Mize G2G6 Mach 4 (42.6k points)
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I guess it depends on what you mean by "make history"! "Famous" is one thing. Very few of us are truly related to famous people. But each person led a life that is worthy of recording.

Did she marry? If not, why not? That's a story.

If she did, what was her married life like? Wealthy? Poor? That's a story?

Same with children, etc.

Once you have a collection of documents related to her you can use the facts and the historical context to craft a true story of her life.

Good luck!
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