DATABASE ON SINGLE WOMEN IN THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD AVAILABLE!
The SINGLE database was created by Sofie De Langhe as part of her doctoral project, entitled “Oude vrijsters: bestaansstrategieën van ongehuwde vrouwen op het Brugse platteland, late 18de-begin 19de eeuw” (“Old maids: survival strategies of unmarried women in the Bruges countryside, late 18th-early 19th century”).
Sofie De Langhe built an impressive database with the life-course data of never-married rural women living in the Franc of Bruges in the 18th and 19th centuries. She collected biographical and other data on unmarried women from population censuses, parish registers, civil registers of births, marriages and deaths, and numerous other sources.
The database is useful for anyone looking for information about gender relations, property structures and household compositions. Contact the Quetelet Center or check out the SINGLE database page.