Denys never thought that journaling through today’s current events would make her a better researcher, but 2020 is full of surprises.
While journaling current events, Denys realized that there were areas of her ancestors lives she missed which could unlock some ancestor mysteries. Denys reads some excerpts of history journal articles about the 1918 Flu Pandemic and its impact on Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Its a piece of history you won’t want to miss.
Then Denys answers a listener question on how to find records on early Pennsylvania Germans born between 1730 – 1760.
“An Epidemic’s Strawman: Wilmer Krusen, Philadelphia’s 1918–1919 Influenza Epidemic, and Historical Memory,” by Jim Higgins, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 144, No. 1 (January 2020).
Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke – Three Volumes, be sure read the preface of the first volume for how to use the books and what is in them.