I wanted to do something with social history... but what? That's a pretty broad scope. So... I've settled specifically on Victorian and Edwardian eras. Why this time period? Because, simply, I really like it. It was a time of such change, and I think that back then there was a sense of optimism about the future. So basically, you can expect to see posts here about life from the 1840s through the 1910s. I might occasionally venture into the 1920s, but I'll try to stick to this time period. Food, fashion, music, art, literature, and just everyday life will be the topics -- as will family history from this era, so I'm not abandoning that altogether! I'll feature/pull from contemporary sources such as books, archives newspapers, et cetera.
I hope that you come along as I explore the history of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It should be fun!