Genealogy resource – check the weather on any day in history

In my last blog, I told about the story I had heard years ago about the death of my great grandmother, Bertha. As she died, in May 2012, there was a freak snowfall in Michigan.

This site actually confirmed the story. I simply selected the area, the year, and the date in question, and the weather report of that day appears.

Although probably not typically thought of as a genealogical tool, this handy resource could help confirm or disprove memories of events or possibly even assist with confirming a date in a picture or journal.

The National Weather Services website’s “This Day in Weather History” is a handy tool to keep on hand, just in case. 

Note: Since this post, the link to the weather history has disappeared. However, there is a site that shows Detroit weather history here

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