Category Archives: Repositories

Asking Questions of your Documents

I recently attended a weeklong workshop on analyzing historic cookbooks. We studied a variety of cookbooks from England and America from the 1400s to the early 1900s. Barbara Wheaton, a noted cookbook historian, designed the workshop as an independent study … Continue reading

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Upcoming Social History Events in the Greater Boston area

Boston Historic Civil War Tours Ongoing throughout the summer–highly recommended by a friend of mine in her blog. Click here for more information. The Object of History: 18th Century Treasures from the Massachusetts Historical Society June 13 – September 7 … Continue reading

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Upcoming history and genealogy events in Greater Boston

There are many upcoming history and genealogy events in the Greater Boston area. Here is a sampling: New England Historic Genealogical Society (click on the “Resources” tab and the “Programs” link) One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of … Continue reading

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Where to look for new ideas

A post on Facebook about an upcoming episode of History Detectives prompted me to view some of the current episodes available via On Demand through my cable company. A segment about a 1775 almanac caught my attention. [spoiler alert] The … Continue reading

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