Thursday, August 22, 2019

Time for one of my favorite things: names! What’s In a Name is a great interactive tool showing American names between 1918 and 2018. This is even more comprehensive than the Social Security database. (Also, my name was most popular in 1947. I thought it would be earlier than that.)

Meanwhile, the Reddit genealogists are discussing the most unique names they’ve found in their research. (Preserved Fish! Bwahaha!)

If you’re more into colors than words, here’s an interactive display of book covers over the past 11 years, grouped by similarity. You can search for books within the display, too…I think. I tried it and my browser crashed, so proceed with caution.

For the historians: Check out the Casebooks Project, showing medical records from 1600s astrologers! Yes, really! The prescribed treatments are…quite something.

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