Tuesday, February 24, 2009

20 Social History Websites

As many of my regular readers might know, I am posting a different social history website each day on Twitter. I am up to 20 days of my 100 Days of Social History Websites. Social history helps you to better understand your ancestor in their time period.

So here are the first 20 days:

A Pictorial History of Kentucky Coal Mining
http://kycoal.homestead.com/

France in the Age of Les Miserables
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/hist255-s01/index.html

Old Magazines
http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/home.php

Sears Archive
http://www.searsarchives.com/

What 19th Century Kids Read
http://www.merrycoz.org/kids.htm

Picture This” Depression Era
http://www.museumca.org/picturethis/3_5.html

Agriculture and Farm Machinery
http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarm.htm

Digital Archive of American Architecture
http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/

Car History
http://www.car-history.org/early_car_history

GenDisasters
http://www3.gendisasters.com/



Recipe Curio
http://recipecurio.com/

What did you do in the war Grandma?
http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/WWII_Women/tocCS.html

The Victorian Era Online
http://www.victoriana.com/

How to Make Moonshine
http://chemistry.about.com/b/2005/07/20/how-to-make-moonshine.htm

American Century Project
http://www.doingoralhistory.org/

World War I and II Posters
http://digital.lib.umn.edu/warposters/warpost.html

National Museum of Civil War Medicine
http://www.civilwarmed.org/Index.aspx

America’s Quilting History
http://www.womenfolk.com/historyofquilts/

Working in the Lowell Mills
http://faculty.uml.edu/sgallagher/Mill_girls.htm

Victorian Calling Cards
http://www.averyl.com/attic/calling.htm

2 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

What a fascinating collection of sites - I tried several. How do you find these?

Gena Philibert Ortega said...

I just think about stuff that I find interesting about our ancestor's lives and then look them up. I hope they were helpful to you.

Gena