Historical Hives and the Buzz About Bees

A historical look at bee hives in philosophy, literature, politics, and beyond.

A History of Motorcycle Communities

Motorcycle communities are much more divers than what you'd see on "Sons of Anarchy"

Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

Harriet Tubman's known and lesser known accomplishments.
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Our Farming Ancestors

While fewer farming family can be found today than many years ago, they still remain an important concept for any genealogist to understand.

Social Work Traditions and Jane Addams

Was Jane Addams a social worker? Donald Breiland explores in a piece that delves into the definitions of social work today and yesterday.

Preserving the Past: Natural History in North America

A look at early natural history collection methods.
Courtesy of D. Joshua Taylor

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.

Historian Elizabeth A. Fenn on the Mandans

Early work from historian Elizabeth A. Fenn.
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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones

This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.

Privies: Vaults of the Past

Privies were the standard urban and rural toilet right into the 20th century in the U.S.