Photo: a replica of the North River Steamboat, invented by Robert Fulton in 1807. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Who Really Invented the Steamboat? Fitch, Rumsey or Fulton?

Introduction: Mary Harrell-Sesniak is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background. In this guest blog post, Mary uses old newspapers to research the invention of the steamboat—and describes how much steamboats changed our ancestors’ world. The invention of the steamboat radically changed our ancestors’ world. While researching your ancestors’ lives in... (Read More)