Sunday, April 12, 2009

60 Days of Social History Links

The following are the 60 links I've posted daily to Twitter as part of my 100 Days of Social History. The idea behind social history is to make you genealogy more interesting by understanding you ancestor in their place in time and what it was like for them in their own era.

I post links daily to Twitter, so feel free to follow me there. I am listed under genaortega.

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


Fashion Era
http://www.fashion-era.com/

David Rumsey Map Collection
http://www.davidrumsey.com/

Medieval Technology and American History
http://www.engr.psu.edu/mtah/about.htm

National Museum of Funeral History
http://www.nmfh.org/

Past and Present Railroad Job Descriptions
http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/history/jobs.shtml

Index of UK Portrait and Studio Photographers 1840-1950
http://www.earlyphotographers.org.uk/welcome.html

History of Tinker Toys
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/tinkertoy.htm

History of Girl Scout Cookies
http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/cookie_history/

History of Furniture
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=12254

Hairstyle History
http://www.pasthairstyles.com/



Utopian Communities
http://www.easternct.edu/depts/amerst/utopia.htm

Menu Collection
http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=all&collection=MissFrankEButtolphAm&col_id=159

Old Catalogs
http://forrestflanderscentral.typepad.com/

Sewer History
http://www.sewerhistory.org/grfx/privbath/outhse1.htm

Brownie Camera History
http://www.brownie-camera.com/

Vintage Stuff
http://theimaginaryworld.com/page4.html

19th Century Sunday School Books
http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/ssb/

19th Century Inventions and Patents of African-Americans
http://www.slpl.lib.mo.us/libsrc/inv19.htm

19th Century Schoolbooks
http://digital.library.pitt.edu/nietz/

18th and 19th Century Nicknames
http://www.cslib.org/nickname.htm



18th Century History
http://www.history1700s.com/index.html

Immigration Map
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html?hp

How to Build a Log Cabin
http://www.2020site.org/cabin/index.html

History of Mortgages
http://www.thehistoryof.net/history-of-home-mortgages.html

Salem Witch Trails
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/salem/salem.htm

Pets in America
http://www.petsinamerica.org/introduction.htm

History of American Education
http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/

Women’s History Cyber Exhibits
http://www.nwhm.org/exhibits/index.html

Civil War Hospitals
http://www.historynet.com/the-truth-about-civil-war-surgery.htm

The 1950’s
http://www.loti.com/



Tax History Museum
http://www.tax.org/Museum/default.htm

Historic Medical Terms
http://www.antiquusmorbus.com/Index.htm

American Migration Routes
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/American%20Migration%20Routes.htm

Victorian Entertainment
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/rbx/exhibitions/Victorian%20Entertainments/home/home.html

Common Place
http://www.common-place.org/

Online Guide to Traditional Games
http://www.tradgames.org.uk/index.html


Reading Old Handwriting
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/default.htm

19th Century Love and Marriage
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/love-and-marriage/031001-1000-e.html

Timeline on Garbage
http://www.bfi-salinas.com/kids_trash_timeline-printer.cfm

Social History of Children’s Literature
http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/HistoryofChildLit/index.html

2 comments:

Circlemending.org said...

Hey, friend, what about the music?? Let me know if you want some links for that!!

Gena Philibert Ortega said...

Two heads are always better than one! Bring on the links.