Social History

Canada Remembers Women on the Home Front, Veterans Affairs Canada

Canadian Historical Association Historical Booklets, Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Mail Order Catalogues, Library and Archives Canada

Contagion, Diseases and Epidemics, Harvard University Library


The Social History section helps you to add context to your family history research. Social history topics, such as clothing, entertainment, and food, help you learn more about your ancestors’ everyday lives

Google Books, local histories, directories, family histories, illustrations

History of Canadian Mail-order Catalogues, Canadian Museum of History

Inflation Calculator, Bank of Canada

Inflation Calculator, US

Prairie Immigration Experience, University of Manitoba

Vintage hats, Minnesota Historical Society

Waterloo County House of Industry & Refuge, Wilfrid Laurier University. Good resource about care, treatment, life of poor in 19th-century Ontario.