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Behind the stats of infant mortality

Posted by David Brougham on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Family History Research 
 


For any parent, the death of their child is undoubtedly difficult to handle. Close friends of mine lost one of their premature twins after only a few precious days of life. I know the pain and grief that they went through. In the developed world, fortunately, we know how these occurrences are now quite rare - but for those that are impacted the grief is devastating, no matter what the stats say. Regrettably, as we all know too well, in some countries around the world, infant death rates r...


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Leaving our historical footprints for tomorrows generation

Posted by David Brougham on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : Family History Research 
As I prepare to move house you start to think about the good memories and of course, some not so good.  22 years is a long time in one house - a quarter of the average life.  Yet in the reaches of history it isn't really a pin prick.  In 1901 the Census reveals that Alice King aged 31, lived in my house with her 2 daughters, Doris W, aged 6 and Gladys R, aged 4.  Although Mrs King is described as married, there is no record of her husband.  Where could he have been I wonder?  Mrs King was a s...
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