Homestead Act of 1862 -- President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act. Thousands of families head to the plains with dreams of building a home, but find trees to be sparce on the plains. pictured homesteaders taken in central Nebraska)
20 Lost Recipes From The Pioneers: What They Cooked On Their Journey Westward — Our ancestors lived more simply than most people today are willing to live. Pioneers were the perfect example of survivalists. They were able to survive in the rough environme
Monarda is a popular perennial plant used in bee and butterfly gardens. It is commonly known as Bee balm and its fragrant blossoms attract bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinating insects. Monarda also has a long history of medicinal uses by
-born inventor Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin, a machine that revolutionized the production of cotton, mostly by speeding up the process of removing seeds from cotton fiber. He is credited as a pioneer of American manufacturing.
American History Timeline: It's important to know where your family fits in history. The history of the world around them affected their lives and the choices they made. It also affects the kinds of records created that you use to research your #genealogy. What kind of timelines do you use to keep track of historical events? Here is one example.
The Digital Library of Georgia contain digitized materials from a number of institutions across the state. Major collections in this online archive include Digital Georgia Newspapers and Vanishing Georgia.