Here, descendants of slaves and slave owners alike can learn more about this tragic period of America's past. The information - much of it unavailable elsewhere - covers about 80,000 slaves, 8,000 free people of color and 62,000 whites.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What an awesome site I stumbled upon... It's called "GenDisasters" and is just what it says. It's about "Events that touched our ancestors' lives" You can search by State or Disaster. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What would be more basic to life than food?? Here are lots of ways to find out more about what they ate, when and how. WOW! I'm going to be spending a lot of time on this site. Recipes, history, etc. YaHoo!! My kinda site.
DIARIES AND LETTERS are the absolute best sources for information about the day-to-day lives of our ancestors are written by them or by their contemporaries. Consider these sites.
Focusing on the American South, this site is a wonderful resource for information about the lives and times of southern forebears. Has letters, memoirs and diaries by slaves, soldiers, laborers and aristocrats.