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Re: On-line Va & Md Probate Inventories

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  • Chris E.
    GREAT site, EZ to use , very informative. It is so easy it would be a sin to omit it (unless you re already an expert in probate records and their use in
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 29, 2007
      GREAT site, EZ to use , very informative. It is so easy it would be
      a sin to omit it (unless you're already an expert in probate records
      and their use in historical research. A George Mason U professor
      narrates two slideshows as an introduction. Then you can continue on
      your own. Super resource for teachers, homeschoolers (has lesson
      plans for elementary, middle, and high schoolers) and folks who
      dress funny (like us).

      Thanks, Bob!

      Chris E
      Hampton, VA
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      .....original posted by Bob Sherman

      The Center for History and New Media (CHNM) introduces a new website:
      Probing the Past: Virginia and Maryland Probate Inventories, 1740-
      1810.

      What was daily like life in the 18th century? For slaves? For
      slaveowners?
      What objects did people use everyday for work, eating, or play?

      CHNM (George Mason University) is pleased to introduce Probing the
      Past, a free website that allows users to explore these questions
      and many more.

      http://chnm.gmu.edu/probateinventory


      Probing the Past presents 325 probate inventories that were recorded
      between 1740 and 1810 in selected Virginia and Maryland counties.
      Resources include digitized copies and transcriptions of the
      inventories, keyword and advanced searches, browsing by decade and
      county, two in-depth interviews with scholars on how to analyze
      probate inventories, and three lesson plans.

      Funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and completed
      in collaboration with Gunston Hall Plantation, ........

      [fun to see someplace where we've reenacted. DS, 13, recognized pix
      from Gunston Hall right off the bat.]
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