19 December 2012

Bringing history to life -- Google Cultural Institute -- Really Neat & Free Resource




To be honest, I’ve never thought of an entity such as Google as having blogs except those related to its various services. And, as par for the course, I was wrong.

There is a blog with the title of this post which talks about the Google Cultural Institute ...

Today you can discover 42 new online historical exhibitions telling the stories behind major events of the last century, including Apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust. The stories have been put together by 17 partners including museums and cultural foundations who have drawn on their archives of letters, manuscripts, first-hand video testimonials and much more. Much of the material is very moving—and some is on the Internet for the first time.

Wow!  It’s a very visual site and certainly made an impact on me.  Our ancestors made history and the history occurring during their lives shaped them!

Which exhibit really caught your attention?  Is there one which “all” genealogists and family historians should check out?


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