Friday, August 10, 2012

Follow Friday - Historypin

I recently came across another great website to add to my procrastination tool box: Historypin. The site is similar to Pinterest, but for history buffs. You can view or pin historical photos to a location, a great tool for genealogists reaching out to relatives. There is also a feature to take "tours" of historical photos surrounding a theme such as the history of Queen Elizabeth. Here's a short video with the features of the site.

I especially love the feature of comparing a historical place to now. Using street view you can compare then to now, like this photo of Central and West 11th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

This is a great place to upload location photos to share with fellow researchers. Have fun procrastinating...I mean, exploring!

1 comment:

Donna Davenport said...

Thanks for sharing this site. I love Pinterest and have a Historical event in addition to a Medical History Board on there. Historypin sounds interesting.