Being able to read blogs is something people with computers can easily take for granted. How would you feel in front of a computer if you were unable to read and write?
Two of my great grandmothers were probably illiterate, as were several of my great, great grandparents. I do not appear to have had any particularly well educated ancestors at all!
17 May 2009
I find there is something rather unsettling about the work of historians, journalists and social scientists when my own ancestors are a topic of their interest.