Have you been sure to check for social security applications for all the women in your family? I have been surprised at the number of women I have been able to find who had SSNs. And look at the wonderful little tidbits of information provided. In the one below for “Cora Holt” , the “OK” in parenthesis meant that her mother lived in Oklahoma.
And the one below is just like my great-grandmother Beatrice: ever the detailed one. Look at all the extra data on this document.
One more for Grace Howard:
Have you found many SS5 cards for women in your trees?