Social History Articles
Expert answers about fraternal organization symbolism on your ancestors' tombstones.
Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors’ lives: Space travel.
Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors’ lives. Today, let's listen to the history of an invention that has saved many of our ancestors' lives: the stethoscope.
A look at cities' shifting populations during the African-American Great Migration of 1910-1940.
Find out more about the WPA projects your Great Depression-era ancestors worked on.
As Ireland's Great Famine demonstrated, many of our ancestors' lives depended on the potato. Find out how the potato came to be a staple on farms and in kitchens everywhere.
Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors’ lives: The schoolhouse blackboard.
Don’t let these three common historical “myth-takes” prevent you from discovering the true stories of your ancestors.
Often-repeated myths about our ancestors can keep us from understanding their lives. Use these tips, books and websites to bust those beliefs and reveal the truth about your family history.