Monday, November 24, 2014

Holbrook, Allen, Harshbarger and Beeks lines: An Apology

I just wanted to let you know I hope to be back to blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays, after unexpectedly missing a week.  Sometimes life just happens, and so it is with us. 

It does make one wonder, though...What kind of illnesses and injuries did our ancestors have, that we know nothing of?  Obviously, if it ended in death there may be a record.  But what of our ancestors who had smallpox, or cholera, or other illnesses either sudden or prolonged? Did they have arthritis?  When did their strength start to fail?  And how did these kinds of illnesses and injuries affect their family?  Did someone lose a business, or their farm, because of a debilitating condition?

Once again, there is more to be told than we can see in the "easy to find" records, which of course aren't so easy to find.