Who says history doesn't repeat itself. Did the flu epidemic of 1918 affect your ancestors? The flu this season reminds me a bit of what I have read on the flu from that year. Back then the mortality rates were ridiculously high, with estimates of 50 million dead and 500 million infected worldwide (that is 1/3 of population back then).
I hope your family doesn't get hit with illness this season and that we never get to the pandemic levels of 1918. However, it does gives you a feel for what families were dealing with back then. Stay well.
Sara is a member of the following genealogical organizations:
* National Genealogical Society
* Association of Professional Genealogists
* Ohio Genealogical Society
* Detroit Society for Genealogical Research
* New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Services include minimal to extensive family history research with the flexibility to handle special situations on a case by case basis. Costs are based on hourly research fees and expenses are always extra. Clients are kept informed along the way and given options, when available, to keep costs to a minimum.
All clients are offered a free initial consultation via email. This begins with requesting a summary of any previous family history work you have done and what your ultimate goal is in this project. The information is then reviewed and a research plan is formed to locate the information you are interested in. Only after you have agreed upon this plan is the retainer required to begin the actual research. I have found this process tends to give the client a satisfying end result.
Sara Skotzke, PLCGS began her career as a professional genealogical researcher in 2002 after several years of researching her own family history. Her belief is that continuing education is a fundamental part of enhancing each client's family history experience. As part of this, in 2015, Sara completed the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies with distinction.
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