Monday, February 10, 2014

Research Resources - February 2014

Today was a rough one for me, which is why I'm late getting these out. With two little ones under the age of 5, each day is almost a blur. My daughter had a meltdown in a public restroom, which caused me to stay in there with her while a friend kept an eye on my son. But my friend had to leave, which meant my son was left alone while I attempted to calm down my daughter. We came out to find my son speaking to an employee because he couldn't find me. I'm grateful he had just come out of the play area, so no one else seemed concerned. Still, it set my nerves on edge and made the rest of the day a challenge.

I anticipate getting a break in the Fall when my daughter goes to all-day kindergarten. We both need some time apart. So, that's the reason for no post all day.

Now, I'm here with these top 5 resources this month. Thanks to friends from the 19th Century Writers group and a variety of other sources for these:

Geneva Historical Society - a collection of tidbits about everyday life in the past.

Maggie May Fashions - a great resource for 19th Century clothing. You can search the tags by decade. There are lots of details about fabrics, styles and accessories; drawings and patterns; and descriptions of hats and undergarments too.

The Overland Stage - site devoted to the stage coach and the different types of stations that existed.

Homestead Heritage - a small village with living history sites, offering classes as well for your instruction and education.

Victorian Kitchen - Details about the kitchen and a lot of other tidbits as well. Dates from 1860-1900.

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That's it for this month. As always, feel free to share your own fabulous research sites or resources in the comments. If they're important to you, they're important to us too! We'd love to hear about them. :)




Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning author, speaker, and partner with Nerium International, helping others look younger and live better. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have one girl and one boy, and a vivacious Aussie/retrieve mix named Roxie. She has sold fourteen books so far and is represented by Sandra Bishop of MacGregor Literary. Read more about her at her web site: http://www.amberstockton.com/.