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The Online Genealogist: An ancestor was a Dorcas by trade.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: My third great grandmother Gertrude was a "Dorcas" by occupation.  Can you explain what this was?

 

Answer: Your ancestor was a seamstress, which was also referred to as a dorcas.

 

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