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From the ancient discovery of the camera obscura to the 18th century mechanical devices used to create silhouettes such as the physionotrace, this initial chapter explores the inventions and inventors that preceded photography. It recreates the experiments of Johann Schulze who proved the light sensitivity of certain silver salts and Thomas Wedgwood’s early attempts to make photographic images. These early pioneers contributed to the discovery of photography in 1839.This project is made possib
In our new, free online course, “Seeing Through Photographs,” curator Sarah Meister speaks with artists and scholars to reveal the many different factors that inform the making of a photograph. -- Start learning: http://bit.ly/1KANpxBSee all films featured in "Seeing Through Photographs": http://bit.ly/1o30O85


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This Irish Government supported, official web site, is dedicated to helping you in your search for records of family history for past generations.


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Find the key records and indexes for passengers 1788-1922.
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Search - Tasmanian Names Index


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Chronicling America « Library of Congress


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Zap the Grandma Gap: Ownership

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Welcome to the Fairfax Genealogical Society
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The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
Castle Garden


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Do you have ancestors that served during the American Revolutionary War? A surprising number of records exist from this period and there are numerous free collections online that will allow you to research these members of your family tree. #genealogy
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About this Collection  |  Sanborn Maps  |  Digital Collections  |  Library of Congress


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Alondra Nelson | The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome


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Discover your family in the United States Federal Census. Learn about the origin of the census, its purpose, and how it has changed over the years. Then search census records for yourself to uncover your family's story. Along the way you will learn about their homes, employment, neighbors, and more.
Engage your children in learning history through the story of your family. This personalized exploration of historical events makes history come alive as children come to understand how their grandparents' and great-grandparents' were part of these events.

Teaching History Through Genealogy

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