The Time of Cholera: A Case Study about Historical Context

Alison Hare, CG
Jul 20, 2021
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About this webinar

London’s cholera epidemic of 1854 is best known as the story of Dr. John Snow, the Broad Street water pump and a map. But who were the people who died? This session describes the discoveries made when a genealogist whose ancestor died in the epidemic set out to identify the forgotten victims.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Alison Hare of Ottawa, Ontario, has spent 30 years researching her ancestry in Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and the United States. She is a former trustee of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, a recipient of the board’s Donn
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  1. WV
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    5 months ago

    What a fascinating story, and fantastic research.

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  2. WV
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    5 months ago

    Excellent

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  3. WV
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    5 months ago

    Great practices shown by Alison Hare!

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  4. WV
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    5 months ago

    Incredible! And another one to watch again and again. I so enjoy the learning I experience with the BCG webinars.

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  5. WV
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    5 months ago

    Very clear and well organized. Very easy to follow.

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  6. WV
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    5 months ago

    Wow, a very impressive webinar with amazing research skills on display. Was interested, as one of my relatives died in the Channel Island of Guernsey of cholera in I believe it was 1832, on the same day the epidemic had been declared over on the island of Jersey (Sister island to Guernsey), it had begun on Guernsey, and my relative was mentioned in person.

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  7. WV
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    5 months ago

    Unusual topic, killer research skills, tragic story with a personal hook: everything that makes a webinar special.

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  8. WV
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    5 months ago

    One of the BEST webinars I’ve listened to. Good old OLD FASHIOINED RESEARCH! In today’s world of instant gratification and armchair researchers, I was glad to see Alison’s type of research mirrors so much of my own. I have several projects I have worked many years (yes before the internet) and continue to build on as new information presensents itself. I’m often asking myself what am I doing as my research has taken me away from my “person of interest” but in the end am rewarded. Brilliant Alison!

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