The Year Was . . . An Introduction
Haven't you wondered, as you researched an ancestor, what their life was like? How did they dress, where did they work, how much did they earn, how did they travel, what did they eat, how did they entertain themselves? What was going on in the world around them?
Starting May 9, Sheri Fenley, The Educated Genealogist, will educate Shades readers in a new monthly column entitled "The Year Was - The Shades of History."
Sheri will cover the social issues that would have affected our ancestors in her chosen year. She'll discuss Culture, Law and Lawlessness, Sports, Religion, Fashion, and Industry. She'll even toss a few little known factoids into the mix. I'm really looking forward to this new column and Shades education.