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A Silent and Deadly Killer: the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

By Dr Michelle A Smith

As the First World War came to an end, a silent and deadly killer swept across the globe, leaving in its wake mass devastation. 2,966 more words

People

Bright and Breezy at Bowness.

Yesterday I was in Bowness on Windermere to do a reccee for my local Rambling Club. Bowness is a bit of a honey spot in the Lake District but not the most obvious place from which to start a walk. 261 more words

Walks

George Fell: A Tireless Advocate for Nature in Illinois

There are people who talk, and there are people who do. George Fell was a doer—in spades. There are people who do, but can’t stop talking about themselves and the credit they deserve. 1,255 more words

Fourth Ward School Museum, Virginia City

The parking lot had plenty of spaces when I arrived at the museum for the Fourth Ward School. I hoped the inside would be air conditions but, still, when I exited my car I grabbed my warm bottle of water. 479 more words

Present

A Mixed-Up Marriage

The FamilySearch Tree system plays Guesswork Wives occasionally. It is one thing to create a person from an extracted record, and another to marry them off to some random fellow. 223 more words

Genealogy

Winter in Ruidoso? Sleigh Rides!

If you are looking for something to do in Ruidoso, especially if it is kid-friendly, have I got the answer for you … sleigh rides! 135 more words

Kid Friendly

Sworn defenders of the Historic Environment

Nick Mason – Archaeology Officer

You might have seem our recent post on the beginning of our new Monuments for the Future project, caring for the Scheduled Monuments in the North York Moors. 1,237 more words

North York Moors