Social History Articles
Expert answers about the symbolism on your ancestors' tombstones.
These 5 American ancestral homes are in danger. Read on to find your family connection.
From loincloths to whalebone corsets to No Bra Day, the history of underwear is revealing!
Did your ancestor work for the railroad? Watch this short video to get some tips on where to start your research to find out what railroad they worked for, and what records might exist.
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.