Today I'm recommending an excellent post that speaks directly to the name of my blog. Susan, at Susan's Genealogy Blog, writes this week: "Not Just a Name and Date: Flesh on the Bones."
She even provides some excellent resources from which you may draw the social history surrounding the activities of your ancestors, so that their stories are "fleshed out" with meaningful detail. Understanding the social context of the time and place where your ancestors worked and resided is extremely important in telling their stories. It also helps us better understand who we are.
What do you think? What other resources have you used? I'd love to hear your story.
Families are Forever! ;-)