For all historical interested in the game of draughts, and especially in the style of Checkers,
IM Liam Stephens of Ireand and Jay Hinnershitz, USA, have established a website exclusively devoted to the history of Checkers:http://www.online-museum-of-checkers-history.com/
Results, timelines, historical excavations, pictures, anectodes, even whole books are on that very rich site.
A fun read, but also a very welcomed contribution for any checker/draughts historician.
Greetinx from rainy Dortmund, Germany