While many of the posts include direct links to resources for more information about people, places and things mentioned in the pieces, there are some websites I can recommend more broadly to help you hear your own family echoes:
I’m a research skeptic, but the ads are true: the amount of information this website gives you access to is mind-numbing. Resources include historical copies of ship records, old newspapers (which help you not only find relatives if they are mentioned, but give you wonderful snapshots of the news and lifestyle of the times), census documents, and much much more. PDFs of records are available to download, and if you are committed to doing the homework, the price is well worth the possibilities this treasure trove can offer…


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