Social History Articles
Innovations and trends that shaped our ancestors' lives.
If your ancestors immigrated in the second half of the 1800s, they probably crossed the Atlantic by steamboat. Discover the history behind this method of travel.
How the electric fan and air conditioning changed the way our ancestors kept their cool.
How many countries were drawn into the First World War? Here's a timeline of major WWI war declarations.
Start delving into the details of your ancestors' daily lives by exploring 10 of our favorite (and free!) social history websites.
Can't find your female ancestor in a database? This nicknames list will help
The Gregorian calendar is the standard by which most modern nations measure their years.
Learn how to preserve your campaign buttons, flyers and more with these quick tips from the Family Archivist.
Celebrate the brave women that fought for equal rights in history.
Each month, the editors of Family Tree Magazine will bring
you a genealogy challenge to help you use your research in new and