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The Early Modern Maritimes Recipe Database, Part I: What is a Recipe?

Edith Snook Early Modern Maritime Recipes is a searchable online database that collects recipes made and circulating before 1800 in what is now defined as Canada’s Maritime provinces.  The project was directed by Dr. Edith Snook (Department...
From: Borealia on 23 Apr 2019

Immigration in 18th century America.

Immigration in 18th century America.1707: As a result of the Act of Union (the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain), a large migration of Scottish to America began. They settled in colonial...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Nov 2018

April 1

GUEST CURATOR:  Sean Sullivan What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An apprentice is needed for this well and fin occupation. Those interested should inquire of the publisher of this paper.” Wochenlichte...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 12 Apr 2018

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...

17C American Women: 1666 A Brief Description of the Province of Caroli...: Robert Horne, A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina (1666) This is one of the earliest descriptions of Carolina. It was publish...John White c 1587 Natives Fishing...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2018


Chicory.Dandelion.This year we have grown Chicory & Dandelion.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Mar 2018

Alone Yet Not Alone. Period Movie.

The clothing for the Indians is woefully inaccurate, but if you can ignore this the movie is worth watching.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Dec 2017

New TV Series Coming on the Jamestown Settlement.

Jamestown stars . . . above from left, Niamh Walsh, Naomi Battrick and Sophie Rundle. The girls arrive to the Jamestown colony from Britain. More Information Here:
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 5 May 2017


Artist: Carl Larsson (1853-1919)
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Nov 2016

Did the Lost Colony live at "Site X"? Clues point the way.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Jul 2016

Two Great Books To Read To Children Of All Ages.

Do you read to your children or Grandchildren? The following books are great for children of all ages, I read these to my three sons.The Matchlock Gun By Walter D. Edmonds.In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jul 2016

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, by George Francis Dow. 3

The settler also must take with him a supply of food to answer his needs on reaching Massachusetts, and it was advised that enough for the space of a year might be required in which case each person should be certain to have in store 8 bushels of meal,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 Jul 2016

Memoir of Robert Witherspoon. 1730.

 Memoir of  Robert Witherspoon, A Scots-Irish family settles in South Carolina in the 1730s.  We were then put on board an open boat with tools and a years provision and one still mill for each family. They allowed each person over sixteen...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2016

The Backwoods of Canada-Letters of a settler.

The Backwoods Of Canada. I have listened with feelings of great interest to the history of the hardships endured by some of the first settlers in the neighbourhood, when Peterborough contained but two dwelling-houses. Then there were neither roads cut...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2016

A different Mode of War - Aboriginal 'guerrilla tactics'

Bulla Queensland 1861 conflict Settlers under attack from Aboriginal tribe.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Apr 2016

A new diary reveals the truth about life on board the first ships for Australia

Behaviour deteriorated as the ships crossed into the Tropics and the hatches were taken off at night to let the prisoners breathe some cooler air. This meant they could escape on deck.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Apr 2016

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.