A Terrible Malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England

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Epidemics of smallpox, measles, yellow fever, diphtheria and other illnesses were common ailments in New England from colonial times up through the 19th century. Learn more about these diseases, why they were so greatly feared by your ancestors, and remedies they may have used.

Lori Lyn Price is a professional genealogist, speaker, and writer, and owns BridgingThePast.com. She also owns 1918FluStories.com, where she shares family stories about the 1918 flu pandemic. She loves social history and medicine (perhaps due to working as a statistician in medical research for over twenty years) and helping genealogists bring their ancestors to life via understanding social and historical context.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this event is happening over Zoom, the details for which will be sent via email to registrants about an hour prior to the program's start time.