Unlock the secrets of your ancestor's private lives with diaries and journals. Here's what you can learn by reading diaries and how to get started finding them.
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Diaries recount for us firsthand what it was like to live during a given time period and at a particular place. These accounts are the autobiographies of ordinary people, and may be the only exiting records of there personal lives. If your ancestor kept a diary or journal and it survived the years, reading I can bring alive your family's past more powerfully than almost anything else short of time travel.