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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.



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