Biographies

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HistoryAccess.com

July 4, 2011 -- Submitted by Jeanne Rakovec, a parent from Cleveland, Ohio, who is not affiliated with the site.

I like this history site for several reasons. It has short articles. The articles are easy and fun to read. And the site covers a lot of ground. For older kids interested in history or doing history homework – middle school and above – it’s a gold mine of information. Among my favorites articles: “Mark Twain,” “Ten Great Cars From the History of the Indy 500,” “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” “Lowriders,” “Fifty Important Battles of Modern History,” “Mary Lincoln,” “The Attempt to Steal Lincoln’s Corpse,” “Chinese Cooking in the U.S.,” “Cleopatra,” and “Beaver Trading and Trapping in the Early 1800s.” Also “Pop Songs Immersed in History.”

Adams, NY History and Genealogy

December 6, 2010 -- From Nancy K., a reader, from Daytona Beach, FL, who is affiliated with the site.

The Adams, NY History and Genealogy web site contains a plethora of content on the founding of Adams, Jefferson County, NY. This site is an excellent resource for any age and totally free to all visitors; who will find histories of Adams, NY and the Civil War, the education system, DAR records, local newspaper transcriptions, biographies of local residents past and present, and cemetery records. For those who love archival pictures this site is rich with them.

Diary of a Hamptons Pioneer

November 27, 2009 -- From Susan, a reader, from New York, New York, who is affiliated with the site.

This diary it the true story of the Irish immigration of 16 year old Susan McGuirk, traveling alone to the bustling whaling port of Sag Harbor, New York in 1845. We follow Susan’s journey from plucky girl to matriarch of a large extended family throughout the Hamptons on the east end of Long Island. It is based on extensive research conducted by Susan’s namesake and great, great granddaughter.

Jefferson in Paris

November 25, 2009 -- From Harlan, a reader from San Francisco, who is affiliated with the site.

For anyone interested in the years (1784-1789) that Jefferson and his daughter Martha (Patsy) spent in Paris, this site gives information on fashions, lifestyles, sightseeing, and architecture. It includes a lot about Jefferson’s daughter who arrived in Paris at the age of twelve. This site is good for preteens, teens and adults.

Tales Of Curiosity

November 6, 2009 -- From Mark Warner, a reader, from England, who is affiliated with the site.

Tales Of Curiosity houses a growing collection of videos

They are all under 6 minutes in length and are designed to be fast and fun but also educational.

Subjects covered are The Life Of Nelson, Apollo 11 and the Space Race, the Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Life of Edward Lear, for a bit of fun there is the History of Vampires .. and much more. New titles are being added regularly