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JSTOR for Genealogists

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Place your family story in history

JSTOR is an online library of hundreds of years of academic research. Use the rich JSTOR library to build out your family tree’s historical, cultural, and social contexts.  Gain the knowledge and details around places, times, and historical trends:

  • Researching historical figures, places, and events
  • Finding state- and region-specific information and history
  • Learning about immigration patterns, political movements, and social issues of the day

JSTOR can be the key resource to build out the story around your family history. No one lives in isolation and knowing the context around your family’s history can lead to a deeper understanding of your past.


Family research insights, from expert D. Joshua Taylor

The Genealogy Factor column is a free eight-part series on unearthing discoveries to provide context and clarity for anyone tracing their past, by D. Joshua Taylor. A professional genealogist and co-host of the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow, Taylor wrote the series for our online news magazine, JSTOR Daily.

JSTOR Daily also publishes other relevant articles on history, sociolgy and many other topics. Check out the newest articles:

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