If you want to piece
together your own family's past, this site contains a wealth of useful
tools and tips. You can
also work through helpful guided examples of piecing the past together
from multiple sources.
You can learn how to extract
stories from Martha Ballard's diary
in the Doing History section of the
site, where you will cross-reference and compare dozens of other sources
from the period with information in the diary. Follow in the footsteps
of a Pulitzer Prize winning historian! Your relatives may not be in
this diary, but the skills you learn here will help you figure out
the stories in your own family's history.