The internet just marked another major milestone. The first website, Tim Berners-Lee's description of the World Wide Web project, went public 25 years ago on August 6th, 1991. The launch was unceremonious -- Berners-Lee announced the project on a Usenet group, and it wasn't until after August 23rd that new users visited the site. However, … Continue reading The first website went public 25 years ago
This weekend we kick off St. Augustine's 450th celebration. In 1565 a group of 800 Spanish soldiers and settlers arrived here to colonize La Florida and protect the gold fleet from the French who had established a colony just a few miles north on the St. Johns River. We are also keeping an eye on … Continue reading Deja Vu?
A documentary on women war correspondents in World War II? An interesting interview introduces what has to be fascinating story.
Personal publishing gives history a new face as we get to view history at a much more personal level. And, thanks to Twitter, we are able to enjoy some amazing personal stories.
This week we have a collection of books about the American Civil War. These range from histories written not long after the war, to personal memoirs to photo books. The books come from several different public domain libraries and are just a tiny bit of the massive collection available to researchers. If you are researching … Continue reading G-Notes: Civil War Edition
If you are doing any Civil War research, you'll find this National Geographic map site fascinating. You can browse the maps - zooming in and out on specific areas - and see battlegrounds with links to details about the battle. This site is a cooperative effort between National Geographic, the Civil War Preservation Trust and … Continue reading Civil War Maps