Monday, May 11, 2009

80 Social History Websites

I am now up to 80 social history websites (out of 100 promised) that I have been posting on Twitter, almost daily. Here's a recap of all 80 Social History Websites. I hope they help you with your research or give you a better idea of your ancestor's time.

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



Folk Music
http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html

Pioneer Women
http://www.archive.org/details/pioneerwomenofwe00ellerich

Colonial Firefighting
http://www.firefightercentral.com/history/firefighting_in_colonial_america.htm

Early America
http://www.earlyamerica.com/

Ephemera Society of America
http://www.ephemerasociety.org/

Western New York Railroad Archive
http://wnyrails.org/

Internet Modern History Sourcebook
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook.html

Godey’s Lady’s Book
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/sentimnt/gallgodyf.html

Vintage Ads
http://www.adclassix.com/

Telephone Museum
http://www.telephonymuseum.com/


Plagues and Epidemics
http://www.theplumber.com/plague.html

Old West History
http://www.oldwesthistory.net/

Antique Homes
http://www.antiquehome.org/

Sewing Machine History
http://www.ismacs.net/smhistory.html

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses
http://tmh.floonet.net/articles/witches.html

Fraternal Insurance Organizations
http://mason.gmu.edu/~ihs/s92essay.html

Story of Farming
http://www.historylink101.com/lessons/farm-city/story-of-farming.htm

Letter Writing
http://www.wendy.com/letterwriting/#civilwar

American Labor Unions Research Guide
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-unions.html

Shorpy Photo Archive
http://www.shorpy.com/

2 comments:

Amy said...

This is so great. Thanks for doing it!

Reference Services said...

What a great list!

Here another possiblility:

http://sanduskyhistory.blogspot.com