Sunday, September 25, 2016

Genealogy Journey's Podcast #18: The Harvest

Mccoy's Farm. Missouri State Archives via Flickr the Commons,
Today's podcast is about the harvest. Farming ancestors? It's time to learn more about their lives. As genealogists we too often discount our farming ancestors as "just farmers." But in reality there's much to learn from their lives. Better yet, there's much to write about.


Drought, insects, fungus

The Effect of the Drought on Insects  by Kathy Keatley Garvey 

Insects in Drought Conditions by Ian MacRae (PPT slides)

Role of Drought in Outbreaks of Plant-Eating Insects by William J. Mattson and Robert A. Haack 

Wikipedia - History of Agriculture in America (not fully sourced)

Dale Taylor, Everyday Life in Colonial America: From 1607-1783, Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1997.

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