Road Blocks Researching Mental Patients

There was this article  in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this last Sunday which tells of trying to investigate family members that were former patients in mental hospitals. Some of the road blocks are related to government restricts of records from even over a hundred years old.  Some very basic information, such as burial locations are sometimes …

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Black Plague

A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has science website buzzing. It confirms that medieval plague that caused the Black Death in Europe from 1347 to 1351 was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. That bacteria still exists today but is nowhere as lethal as it once was. Recent analysis …

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