Allen County Library Genealogy Center by Delia Happy Mother’s Day! For many children, this is the day you call, send a card or take your mother a gift. If you are a mother, this is the day your small children bring flowers from your garden and your adult children brave every other family in the country to take you out to eat. But Mother’s Day actually has an interesting history with roots in the Civil War. Ann Reeves was born in Virginia in 1832. Google Genealogy Style Google is the search engine of choice for most genealogists I know, due to its ability to return relevant search results for genealogy and surname queries and its huge index. Google is much more than just a tool for finding Web sites, however, and most people surfing for information on their ancestors barely scratch the surface of its full potential. If you know what you are doing, you can use Google to search within Web sites, locate photos of your ancestors, bring back dead sites, and track down missing relatives.
11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries. We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world's lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. Category:Historiography Historiography is the study of historians and their work. It is writing about rather than of history. Historiography is meta-level analysis of descriptions of the past. The analysis usually focuses on the narrative, interpretations, worldview, use of evidence, or method of presentation of other historians. Subcategories This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.
Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage Purchasing Power of British Pounds from 1270 to Present A Purchasing Power Calculator compares the relative value of a past amount of pounds to a present amount. A simple calculator uses only the prices of consumer purchases to do this whereas a complete purchasing power calculator, such as found in this website, uses various prices, wages, output, etc., depending on the context. For more information on this issue, consult Five Ways to Compute the Relative Value of a UK Pound Amount, 1830 to Present where you will also find further discussion of this issue.
The Rocker Box: Ghost Towns Here is a repository for ghost towns, almost ghost towns, stories of lost treasures, lost mines, and buried treasure, and other treasure information. Pick your state to find treasures and ghost towns in your area. Unlinked states will be added soon, so... Check back often! Do you know of other ghost towns or treasure stories?
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view. Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (3:00) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (0:30) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00)
List of common misconceptions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This incomplete list is not intended to be exhaustive. This list corrects erroneous beliefs that are currently widely held about notable topics. Category:Theories of history From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is for works that don't just document history, but provide theories for why things happened the way they did (and possibly what that means for the future). Subcategories This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total. Pages in category "Theories of history" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of 216 total.