Finding Other Journals

By that I don’t mean that I am looking for modern journals telling all about people’s current day-to-day lives (although I enjoy those, too), I mean that I have wanted to find other examples of old journals/diaries/letters that people are making come to life through the magic of blogs. I tried basic internet searches for awhile but didn’t really find what I had in mind. I wanted to see how other people presented their information and to just see more history up close!

I gave up looking for awhile until I ran across Grandma’s Diary at the blog party. She is currently posting pictures and diary entries that her Grandma wrote when she was just getting to know her Grandpa. Through her, I then learned about this site that lists a huge amount of genealogy sites. I have been enjoying looking around there.

One of the more interesting pages to me was focused on diaries and letters. There is some great information linked on that page, so if you have an old diary or some letters sitting around and you have wondered what to do with them, check it out! Try this site, titled “What to do with a diary you have found” if you want to know where to get started.

Or maybe you don’t have any old family letters, but you have always really really wanted one. You can just go right on over to e-bay and pick one up for yourself. Apparently you really can find anything on e-bay!

Published in: on March 30, 2007 at 1:07 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I came across Grandma’s Diary recently too. I find these old diaries online very interesting.

    I don’t know if you’ve come across these before, here here are a couple of links to other old diaries.

    Emma Darwin’s Diaries (Charles Darwin’s wife) –

    Ruth Campbell Smith’s Diaries –

  2. I hadn’t seen those, how fun! Thanks Nikki-ann!

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