History Matters digs into the Delaware Historical Society’s archives each month to explore connections between key people, places, and events in history and present-day news.
"When a society or a civilization perishes, one condition can always be found. They forgot where they came from." - Carl Sandburg
Tracing one's lineage was once a practice reserved for nobles and royalty. That's changed in the age of the internet. Many of the resources required to build a family tree are now right at everyone's fingertips, making genealogy a popular hobby.