History

Everyday Items That Have Been Changed Beyond Recognition

Have you ever wondered what everyday items used to look like years ago? Some things we use every day are so common that it’s hard to imagine what they looked like when they were first invented. Take sunglasses, for example, which are used to...

 

Back to School Quiz

It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to an end. Students of all ages everywhere are beginning to prepare for...

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History in Living Color

A new trend has emerged — people are taking old black and white photos and meticulously adding color to them. In some cases, the colorized photos look so modern,...

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Finding Your Medieval Roots: Five Simple Tips

Danièle Cybulskie, author of The Five-Minute Medievalist, is a featured writer at Medievalists.net. Her work has appeared in The Medieval Magazine, Medieval Warfare Magazine and Ancient History Magazine. She has...

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What Was Life Like for Women 100 Years Ago?

Today, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women throughout history. We decided to survey our collection of more than 7 billion...

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Halloween 100 Years Ago

Happy Halloween! Do you remember trick-or-treating as a child on Halloween? Did you dress up in costumes? Halloween is a holiday full of long-standing traditions. We decided to take...

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Extinct Professions: Barber-Surgeon

Would you ask your hairdresser or barber to pull a painful tooth? We wouldn’t, but that’s exactly what they did do in medieval times. Your friendly neighborhood barber-surgeon provided...

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50 Years of ‘Star Trek’

Fifty years ago, on September 8, 1966, the first Star Trek episode was broadcast in the US, on NBC. Has it really been a half-century? We feel that time...

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Life Before the Internet

What was life like before the internet? I think that people had more free time before the internet. Days were longer, more time was spent with family. Well, perhaps...

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Corfu and Me

In early 2015, MyHeritage accepted a challenge by Yvette Manessis Corporon, an Emmy Award winning producer and author, to help her research the Secret of Ereikoussa, a tiny island...

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How Did Our Ancestors Beat the Heat?

While cooling off in my comfortable air-conditioned home, I wonder what summer was like for my ancestors. How did they attempt to keep cool during intense heat waves without the...

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Do You Have the Luck of the Irish?

Most of us are familiar with the popular expression, “the luck of the Irish.” With St. Patrick’s day approaching, we thought we’d do some research on what it is...

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Guest Post: Place your ancestors in context

This is a guest post by George G. Morgan, president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally-recognized genealogy lecturer. He is the prolific award-winning author of hundreds of articles...

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