Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

MCNY clothing



A link to a site with some different clothing examples. 

Beautiful dresses from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

historical climate link



Here is a link to a site which contains historical write-ups of climate and weather conditions for a few different states and cities.

Minnesota happens to go back the farthest.


Monday, July 29, 2013

money sense ;) {pt. 1}



Ever wondered what the ratio of British pounds to American dollars is/was?



12 pennies = 1 shilling

20 shillings = 1 pound

$2.40(American) = 1 pound (british)

source of information here:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

online documents link


Here's a link to online documents, in case that needs to be incorporated into your book or simply as a research angle. This link takes you directly to the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

what did they say?



a list of phrases and terms from the Wild West:

can really bring your characters to life!


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poindexterfamily/OldWestSlang.html

*note: some of the definitions/examples given contain foul language. :/


Here's a list of Civil War terms and phrases. I haven't read the whole thing, though, so beware of language.


http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poindexterfamily/CivilWar.html

Name those characters!!



Needs some names for those characters of yours?

This website has a list of Victorian Era names, 
as well as a few other lists (which I haven't looked into yet).

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Calendars



This site is so cool.
 It has accurate calendars from 1582 to 3000. 
Can be a valuable resource, indeed.