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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I heard a lecture on this at the New England Regional Genealogy
Conference (NERGC) in April. Pamela Eagleson, CG, gave &#8220;Grandma&#8217;s
Obituary Box&#8221; 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.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>-- Elissa in Pittsburgh<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Elissa Scalise Powell, CG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>www.PowellGenealogy.com<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>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. </span><span style='font-size:9.0pt;
color:#1F497D'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>
apgmembersonlylist-bounces@apgen.org
[mailto:apgmembersonlylist-bounces@apgen.org] <b>On Behalf Of </b>jfonkert@aol.com<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Monday, November 09, 2009 10:06 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> apgmembersonlylist@apgen.org; apgpubliclist@apgen.org<br>
<b>Subject:</b> [APG Members] history of obituaries<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Does anyone know of a scholarly work analyzing the history of
American obituaries?&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; I'd like to read about when they became common, how styles
changed over time and regional differences.&nbsp; If you can recommend
something along these lines, please let me know.&nbsp; Thanks.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Jay Fonkert, CG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>St. Paul, MN<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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