For an interesting diversion from genealogy research you may enjoy seeing some old cook books which also give you a glimpse into what daily life was like.
1732 The compleat city and country cook, or, Accomplish’d housewife
1776 The professed cook; or, The modern art of cookery, pastry, and confectionary
1802 The frugal housewife: or, complete woman cook.
1820 The practice of cookery, pastry, confectionary, pickling, preserving, & pastry
1823 The cook and housekeeper’s complete and universal dictionary
1829 The French cook
1830 Seventy-five receipts for pastry, cakes, and sweetmeats
1832 The cook’s own book : being a complete culinary encyclopedia
1836 The Virginia housewife: : or, Methodical cook
1846 The complete confectioner, pastry-cook, and baker. Plain and practical direction
1846 The complete cook. Plain and practical directions for cooking and housekeeping;
1850 Miss Leslie’s lady’s new receipt-book : a useful guide for large or small familiy
1854 The cook’s own book, and housekeeper’s register. Being receipts for cooking
1856 What I know; or, Hints on the daily duties of a housekeeper.
1856 Widdifield’s new cook book: or, Practical receipts for the house-wife.
1857 English bread-book for domestic use, adapted to families of every grade
1864 The complete confectioner, pastry-cook, and baker : plain and practical
1867 Six hundred receipts, worth their weight in gold
1867 The family save-all. : Supplying excellent dishes for breakfast, dinner and tea
1872 The Appledore cook book: containing practical receipts for plain and rich cooking
1873 Miss Beecher’s housekeeper and healthkeeper: containing five hundred recipes
1873 Motherly talks with young housekeepers : embracing eighty-seven brief articles
1875 “The eclipse,” for hotel and home cooking
1875 A choice fragment of what mother-in-law knows about cooking; Many a dime saved
1878 The lakeside cook book no. 2; a manual of recipes for cooking, pickling.
1881 What Mrs. Fisher knows about old southern cooking, soups, pickles, preserves.
1882 Soup and soup making
1883 Colorado cook book
1883 Indianapolis cook book
1884 Mrs. Lincoln’s Boston cook book : what to do and what not to do in cooking
1884 Vegetables and vegetable cooking
1887 Canning and preserving
1889 Puddings and Pastry Ã la Mode
1891 The everyday cook and recipe book : containing more than two thousand practical
1891 The White House cook book : cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner
1892 One hundred ways of cooking eggs
1896 The fat of the land and how to live on it. Special chapters on nuts and vegetables
1900 Austrian cooking
1900 Italian cooking
1900 The cottage cook book
1901 300 ways to cook and serve shell fish
1902 Left-overs Made Palatable: How to Cook Odds and Ends of Food Into Appetizing
1903 Cooking in old CreÌole days. La cuisine creÌole aÌ€ l’usage des petits meÌnag
1904 German national cookery for American kitchens : a practical book of the art
1905 Ornamental confectionery and the art of baking in all its branches
1908 French household cooking : with a number of recipes from the best Paris chefs
1908 How to cook fish
1909 The Mendelssohn club cook book. This book contains 1394 valuable receipts
1910 The peerless pastry book containing recipes for baking and pastry work ..
1910 The Picayune’s Creole cook book
1912 Soyer’s standard cookery; a complete guide to the art of cooking dainty, varied
1913 Bread and pastry recipes of the world famous chefs, United States, Canada, Europe
1914 Soups and consommes of the world famous chefs, United States, Canada, Europe
1915 Bread making and bread baking
1915 Canning, preserving and jelly making
1918 Everywomans canning book; the A B C of safe home canning and preserving
1922 The art of German cooking and baking