[APG Public List] RE: [APG Members] history of obituaries

treviawbeverly treviawbeverly at comcast.net
Mon Nov 9 10:15:46 MST 2009


Maybe Pamela is watching - and would do a favor for those unable to attend and offer the bibliography.
I know I'd be grateful!

Trevia Wooster Beverly
Houston, Texas

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Elissa Scalise Powell, CG 
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  Subject: [APG Public List] RE: [APG Members] history of obituaries


  I heard a lecture on this at the New England Regional Genealogy Conference (NERGC) in April. Pamela Eagleson, CG, gave "Grandma's Obituary Box" in which she described the history of obituaries and how they changed over three centuries in their expressions of values. She had some hilarious examples as well. Pam is an APG Director and you may want to write her for her bibliography.

   

  -- Elissa in Pittsburgh

   

  Elissa Scalise Powell, CG

  www.PowellGenealogy.com

  CG and Certified Genealogist are Service Marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluations by the Board. 

   

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  Sent: Monday, November 09, 2009 10:06 AM
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  Subject: [APG Members] history of obituaries

   

  Does anyone know of a scholarly work analyzing the history of American obituaries?  I have seen a review for a book that dealt primarily with obits of well-known people in larger cities, but I am looking for something that deal with obituaries of ordinary people in both big city and small town newspapers.  I'd like to read about when they became common, how styles changed over time and regional differences.  If you can recommend something along these lines, please let me know.  Thanks.

   

  Jay Fonkert, CG

  St. Paul, MN



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