A Terrible Malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA
Mar 22, 2019
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About this webinar

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.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree in history with an emphasis on history of medicine. She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringin
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    Oh this was so Amazing!!! Absolutely informative. Thank you.

    Outstanding presenter and webinar. Keep her coming back!

    Packed full of interesting and useful information! The handout is also very good. Thanks so much!

    So much information but all of it very useful

    Thank you.


    The content was great. I learned more than I thought I would and more than I have at other webinars. So five stars for that.

    This was very informative and offered insight into the spread of the disease, populations affected and more. Very helpful for us genealogists that also want to understand the differences between the disease.

    This webinar gave me a good understanding of the illnesses our ancesters may have faced.

    Thank you!

    Very good and thorough! Thanks!

    Very Good I learned a great deal.

    Very good information.

    Very good.

    Very informative. She needed more time to cover more.

    very interesting

    very interesting and gruesome; good insight into our ancestor’s lives

    Very interesting and helpful information.

    Very interesting material!

    Very interesting presentation. Thank you. : )

    very interesting webinar. Thanks

    Very interesting

    Very interesting!

    Very interesting.

    Very organised and straight forward. Information will be very helpful.

    WOW!!! So much information!!! Excellent webinar!!! Thanks to all!

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    5 years ago

    Excellent and knowledgeable

    Excellent information.

    Excellent overview of epidemics in the last 300 years. Want to catch her other webinars now.

    Excellent presentation of the history of diseases which not only affected our ancestors but their descendants to this day!

    Excellent webinar! So much to learn! Thank you very much.

    Excellent! I am interested in this topic and now have the ‘key’ to starting my research. Thanks!

    excellent. Interesting topic.

    Fantastic subject and speaker!

    Fantastic webinar covering many of the interests I have in the History of Medicine.


    Would love more like this. I especially would like more about finding records that would tell about this.

    Fascinating and helpful.



    Great information and good coverage of common diseases. I thought she could have gone into a little more detail about where to find records.

    Great topic!! And very good presenter – her handout was well organized, succinct, and with lots of relevant sources for more information as well. Enjoyed it very much.

    Great topic.

    Grisly but cool webinar. All of my ancestors died from something.

    Informative. Helps understand ailments in family stories. Thanks.

    Interesting info.

    Interesting information

    Interesting stats on mortality rates.

    Interesting topic and discussion on diseases and epidemics. Thank you.

    It is interesting learn about diseases, especially since many death certificates have the cause of death listed. And sometimes, I have to look up the word to see what medical reason was the cause of death.

    It was really interesting and helped give a better view of what and how people suffered.

    Lots of details and Q&A provided additional resources.

    Lots of good information.

    Lots of information and a very informative handout – thank you!

    LOTS of very good information today.

    Much information


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