Diaries and Letters
A Journal's Place in Family History
A journal’s place in family history can be very influential.
Dear Diary: Discovering Your Female Ancestors [offsite link]
Has a good diaries section and information.
Iowa Civil War Diary [offsite link]
CivilWarLetters.com carries letters from a 21 year old farm boy to a friend, who he eventually marries when his sweetheart leaves him for another.
Letters of the Civil War [offsite link]
One of the best ways to learn about the Civil War is to read what people who lived through it wrote about their experiences. Usually you have to go through a lot of work to get your hands on letters like these, but this site has kindly put some on line for you to read!
Revolutionary War Diary [offsite link]
These pages have extracts from the diary of Ebenezer Denny, written in 1781.
The Strength of Your Ancestor’s Spirit
Families come in all types and races. The one thing they all have in common is that they all have ancestors who came before them. It is important to learn something about our ancestors and feel their strength.
Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country Review
Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country – American Civil War – Letters, Photographs & News Reports written by Suzanne Meredith was a wonderful educational read for me.I thought it would be about the war, much like other military books I have read, but I was pleasantly surprised - Come learn more!
WW2 Diary in the Pacific [offsite link]
This diary was kept by a seaman stationed in the Pacific during World War 2.
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