Historical Research Links

The Making of America
American Colonist’s Library
Virtual Jamestown

Ancient Egypt
Start here and explore, leads to hundreds of other resource pages

Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day
Full Moons 1900 – 2100
Stars and Constellations

The Bible

Time and Date – calendars for any year and any country
History of the Calendar

Edwardian Society

Currency and Travel
Joyful Molly’s Lovely List of Resources (mainly 18th cent)
Presentation at Court

English Civil War
English Civil War Society
Sealed Knot
British Civil War Index


Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries and Other Books:
MASSIVE resource of online texts
Bartleby.com (Great Books Online)
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Mythica
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
The Elements of Style
Probert Encyclopedia
Character generator
When you need a book instead, Worldcat Online has a searchable database of most libraries, including some not in the U.S
19th Century Documents Project
Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy
Bartleby: Great Books Online
A Celebration of Women Writers
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
EuroDocs: Primary Historical Documents from Western Europe
Online Books Page
Primary Source Repositories
Project Gutenberg: Free Books On-Line
Resources for the Study of 19th Century American Literature & Life

Community Learning Network’s Ask an Expert Sources
Google Answers (In beta testing; fee based)
ProfNet: Where Sources and Journalists Meet
RefDesk.com Ask the Experts Links
Scientific American: Ask the Experts

Menus 1851-1930

Fairy Tales and Folklore:
Folktexts: A library of folktales
Scottish Folklore

General History:
Deb’s Historical Resource Page – enormous resource
The institute for historical research huge huge huge huge resource.
Any Day/Today in History
Deb’s Historical Research Page (huge HUGE resource providing links to information on many, many eras)
Documents related to the history of International relations prior to 1914 (some dead links but huge resource)

German History Sources

Homosexuality through the ages
World history of male love
Age of Consent
Gay History

Real Life Samurai Legends

Old Maps
Maps and Distances
John Snow’s London -1859
Greenwood’s Map of London 1827

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook – lots of primary documentation, maps, etc. from Fordham University
The domesday book
Medieval Rennaissance names

Latin mottoes
Citysearch: The City Guide
Current Value of Old Money
List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Information Please
Costume history

Nelson’s Navy

Miscellaneous Medieval Name Articles
Popular American Baby Names, by year
English names.
French baby names
Dutch names
Dutch ship passenger manifests
For French Huguenot names
Regency Name Generator
a list from tax rolls of 1601 Artois, French with Dutch influence.

Jane Austen and her times.
Polished Society
Money, stores, shops, colours
You can’t say that!
Common Regency Errors
Georgette Heyer.com
Candice Hern’s Resources
Beau Monde Links
Roles of Servants
The Regency Collection
English law in the 18th century.
Old journals on line
A Regency Repository
English names
Forfeiture law for treason and such.
Follies & Fashions 1807
Regency Name Generator
Jessamyn’s Regency Costume Companion

Old Bailey Online – court transcripts and much more
History of the London Police
Burke’s Peerage
Clothing. org – massive clothing resource.
Marriage Acts in the UK
Beginning Research on Any Topic
CSU Libraries: Doing Research
Do History (How to do history research projects)
Doing Research…
A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on MLA Documentation
NSCC Student Library Research Guide
QuickStudy: Library Research Guide
The Seven Steps of the Research Process
Step-by-Step Guide to Doing Research
Tips for Using the Library and Doing Research
Finding Information on the Internet
Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet
The Invisible Web Revealed
ResearchBuzz – Internet Research News and Information
A Student’s Guide to Research with the WWW
Web Searching Tips
Writer’s Write Research Information

The Victorians
Dictionary of Victorian London
The Victorian Language of Flowers
Jack the Ripper’s London
The Victorian Web
The Grand Tour – lots of info on the era

Good but aimed at children
Pretty big resource
The Viking Lady – Probably the single best resource for Viking age, includes names, clothing, weapons and armor, etc.
Regia Anglorum re-enactment group – Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Saxons.
PASE – Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England. Database of every recorded individual living in Anglo-Saxon England from 572-1042.
Hurstwic Re-enactment group’s history page.
Anglo-Saxon paganism

Weather Links

Words and usage
Etymology Online
Word & Phrase Origins
Bawdy etymology
Glossary of sexual and scatological euphenisms
Common Errors in English
Guide to Grammar and Writing
Grose’s dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue 1811
Commonly confused words

Fantasy Worldbuilding Questions (note-this is only the first page of the questions)

Preditors and Editors
searchable resource to find an agent
Complete works of Shakespeare
Writer’s resource
Submissions and market tracker
Duotrope – markets
Ralan – spec fic markets
Erotica writers. markets, advice, links, resources