History at Your Fingertips
Posted by Diane
Did you know that your California Gold Rush ancestors from the
East Coast traveled around six months and spent about $200 to make
That the city of Vicksburg, Miss., didn't celebrate Independence Day from 1863, when residents surrendered on July
4 after a 47-day Union siege, until 1945?
That during the Oklahoma Land Rush of April 22, 1889, two cities of
10,000 residents each (Oklahoma City and Guthrie) sprang up in
less than a day?
Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference by Family Tree Magazine contributing editor Nancy Hendrickson delivers
fascinating facts such as these, plus timelines, charts (one, for
example, summarizes the dates, causes and outcomes of the major
Indian wars), maps, important dates (including censuses), and
lists of popular foods, books, music and trends. It encapsulates
historical phenomena you might need a refresher on, such as the
Triangle Trade and Bleeding Kansas.
An awareness of the events your ancestors witnessed can unlock
records in your family history research and provide context for the records you've already discovered.
This conveniently sized
book is chronologically organized into historical eras for easy
browsing of the time periods important to your genealogy
research—and to your understanding of your ancestors' lives.
more about The Genealogist's U.S. History Pocket Reference
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