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April 2020 Newsletter

Health Tips from Our Ancestors: The 1918 Flu Pandemic

In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak searches old newspapers to learn health and safety tips that our ancestors used to cope with the 1918 Flu Pandemic.

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Genealogy during Quarantine: 5 Things to Do When the Library Is Closed

In this article – to help genealogists in this time of coronavirus quarantine – Gena Philibert-Ortega describes five ways family historians can use library services even when the building itself is closed.

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A Genealogist’s Perspective: Documenting This Pandemic

In this article – some good genealogy advice in this time of the coronavirus pandemic – Gena Philibert-Ortega describes ways family historians can document this experience for the benefit of our descendants.

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In the 1st U.S. Epidemic, Alexander Hamilton Leveraged Newspapers to Save Lives

In this article, particularly relevant in light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Jane Hampton Cook searches old newspapers to learn more about the Yellow Fever Epidemic that devastated Philadelphia in 1793.

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