history

  • Mixing in History

    Aug 3

    You are gathering the names, dates and hometowns of members on your family tree. You might also want to step your research up to learn more on each individual or family, their occupations, skills, religious beliefs, etc. However, to really better understand the life in whatever time frame you are examining you have to view your ancestors in a hi...

    More

  • Photos Around the Globe

    Jul 1

    The online site of 'Fortepan' has a collection of over 51,868 photos from around the globe and dating back to the late 1890s and early 20th century. Any of the high resolution photos can be downloaded to your computer. There are descriptions along with a time frame for each. The variety is tremendous of images of buildings, streets, rural areas...

    More

  • The David Rumsey Map Collection Could Enhance Your Research

    Jun 4

    Genealogy, combined with family history, can tell an amazing story about your ancestors. Having copies of their vital records is one thing, but photos and journals help bring out someone's personality. Another way to get more of a view into an ancestor's life is to learn about where they lived. The David Rumsey Map Collection could enhance your res...

    More

  • Federation of Genealogical Societies

    May 27

      Often overlooked by family history researchers are the hundreds of genealogical societies across the United States. They are members of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, who work together to provide the best information and resources for researchers. They also work on many preservation programs such as saving and making digital the ...

    More

  • An Ancestor on the RMS Lusitania?

    May 21

      The most famous ship to sink was the Titanic in April 1912. However, the second most famous was the RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915 when it was hit by tornadoes from German submarines during World War One. There were 1,960 passengers / crew on that ship in its 202nd crossing of the Atlantic from New York City to Liverpool, England. After its s...

    More

  • Old Boston

    May 15

    The city of Boston is so rich in history and the heritage that affected generations of our ancestors for over 250 years. if you had any ancestors you ever lived in or around Boston during any time frame (Colonial, American Revolution, growth of a new nation, the 19th century, the American Civil War or the 20th century), you will want to explore and...

    More

  • 1938 Lady-like Behavior

    Apr 27

    Take a step back to see how and what was expected as far a social behavior of our parents or grandparents -- you might be quite amazed and amused. On the 'Mashable' site are scanned pages from a 'guide' to the proper behavior of young ladies in 1938. It was done in photos (acted out scenes) and what a proper young lady should and should not behave...

    More

  • Check Ancestors’ Historic Connections

    Apr 14

      With this marking the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C., it is an excellent time to reflect on if you had an ancestor somewhere - somehow that has any connection to a major historical event. If you had an ancestor living in or around Washington, D. C...

    More

  • Write About You in World Events

    Apr 7

      You love finding information and photos on your ancestors, did it occur to you that YOUR own life story, including those historical moments, need to be written down for future generations. Who better to recount events that yourself who lived it. No matter what achievements you have made even over just ten years are worth noting. Add to tha...

    More

  • Your Female Ancestor May have Fought in the Civil War

    Mar 25

    It has been said that America's Civil War was fought “brother against brother”. This is true, for the most part. What many don't realize is that some of the soldiers were women. They had to pass themselves off as men in order to enlist. One of your female ancestors may have been among them. The Smithsonian has an interesting article titled ...

    More