This presentation provides the family historian with background information on how to use archival records to determine health information and cause of death. Important events in the scientific and medical evolution of therapy are reviewed in the context of their effects on treatment available to our ancestors. The significance of local epidemic and pandemic diseases is discussed, as well as alternative systems of medicine, available pharmaceutical products, and alternative names for conditions, diseases, and causes of death.


Presenter: Elizabeth and Colin Briggs are skilled instructors with vast experience in genealogical research. They provide a wealth of search tips and resources that will help you fill in the blanks on your family tree.


FEE: Members $20 /Guest $25

DATE: Friday, March 20

TIME: 10:00-12:00


Diseases & Yesterday's Remedies