International Women’s Day 2017


The Women Who Made Me seeks to revisit women of the past and celebrate their achievements in a modern light. For too long our female ancestors and relatives have been dismissed as “just” a mother or housewife. The Women Who Made Me project ( researches and profiles real women’s stories and brings this oft-ignored side of social history into sharp focus. #BeBoldForChange #changethenarrative

For International Women’s Day 2017, The Women Who Made Me – together with our genealogical partner Once Upon A Family Tree ( – is offering the chance to win £55 worth of expert genealogy research on a woman from your family, telling her story and celebrating her achievements.

To enter, either follow and retweet on Twitter or like and share on Facebook, with a comment on who you want researched and why her achievements should be celebrated. Perhaps she faced the stigma of raising an illegitimate child, kept her family out of the workhouse, buried eight out of thirteen children, or was the first female in her family to go to university.

The random draw will be held on March 8 2017, International Women’s Day, and the winner notified soon thereafter.


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