Resources For Nineteenth Century Historical Research

Here’s a list of Internet resources you can use when researching your historical novel.

Calendars and Timelines:

Calendar For Any Year

19th Century Timeline

Inventions Timeline for the 19th Century

The Food Timeline

A Timeline of 19th Century America

Historical Resource Sites:

Oden’s Castle

Historynet.com

19th Century America – Maps, Timelines, & Documents

Bustles And Spurs

Slang:

A 19th Century Slang Dictionary

How To Speak 19th Century

Western Slang and Phrases

Old West Legends – Slang

Household:

Old and Interesting

Transportation:

Railroad Maps

Stagecoach Travel

How Fast Could They Travel?

Horse, Saddles, & Guns:

Saddles & Tacks

Gun Information Society

Horse Sense

Real Guns

Names:

20,000 + Names From Around the World

Popular Given Names (1800-1999)

Victorian Era Names

Clothing:

19th Century Fashion

19th Century Wardrobe

19th Century Victorian Clothing

Fashion Era

Gentleman’s Emporium

This list is not exhaustive by any means, but hopefully it will give you a good start in your research. If you have any resources you’d like to add to the list, please leave a comment and share.

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3 thoughts on “Resources For Nineteenth Century Historical Research

  1. Bookmarking your site, Tamera. My current WIP is set in the 70’s – the 1970’s, but I do have several historical in the works on and off.

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