Re: On-line Va & Md Probate Inventories
- 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).
.....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-
What was daily like life in the 18th century? For slaves? For
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.
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.]