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  • Angela Harrison 6:46 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    where your surname appears most – mapped

  • Angela Harrison 4:40 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: derry, desertmartin, mccrystal   

    BEST genealogy site I’ve found regarding Co Derry and desertmartin. (for my McCrystal – maternal – line)

  • Angela Harrison 9:07 am on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    If you use ancestry.com as your first experience of genealogy research (as I did), at first it can be amazing and easy to build a tree! After awhile the flurry of easy record and family tree matches slows down, you learn a bit, realise you’ve made mistakes, hit brick walls. Its then you’ll want to learn how to really use the power of ancestry.com and learn the skills of genealogy. And, fix your tree. There are loads of educational videos on the topic. this one is great. by the barefoot genealogist. http://youtu.be/oVI_ZamtlpQ

  • Angela Harrison 6:50 pm on January 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    found that at least 2 of my infant relatives (aged 2 and 3) from the same family, died of dysentery in 1865, in Madras. A google search found a newspaper article that breaks down what people died from in Madras in 1865. Whilst it was considered a reasonably ‘healthy’ year, dysentery deaths were very high that year.

    • Angela Harrison 6:55 pm on January 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply



      (From The Times.)

      Dr. Smith, the secretary of the Sanitary Com- mission, iu his report on the causes of death in the town of Madras, states that the yenr 1865, as compared with former periods, wits healthy. The registration of deaths in Madras is nat compul- sory, so that the mortality returns are still some- what imperfect. The number of deaths registered during ttieyear amounted to 11,210, being 807 in excess of the number in the previous year, which was, however, extraordinarily’ healthy. The death rate in 1865 was 26 per 1.000 of population ; the average annual rate in the five years 1860-4 was 30 per 1,000. More than oi.e third of the deaths of children under l.year of age were caused by convulsions ; the proportional number of children dying from this cause to the entire population was as 1 to 8, while in London tile proportion WSB as 1 to 30. This excessive mortality is chiefly attributed to tile effect« of foul air, overcrowding, and filth, which, it would appear, destroy infant life through the operation of their poisonous influence upon the bruin and nerves. Miasmatic diseases,-the chief causes of mortality among the adult population-are much influenced by the variations in the climate. The principal diseases under this head arc cholera, small-pox, fevers, diarrhoea, and dysentery. The deaths registered from this elim, to 1,000 parsons living in 18G5 were 11, while in London the proportional number was only 4, showing how much yet remains to he done in the way of removing prevcntible sources of disease. Dr Smith states, however, that it must be borne in mind that miasmatic diseases in Madras take the pi .ce of tubercular

      diseases in London. The deaths in Madras from

      small-pox were 399 below the overuse-an im- provement which is partly attributed to the exten- sion of vuccination. The Hindoos were the great- est sufferersfromtliisdisca5C,as they are prejudiced ngaiiut vaccination through religious scruples. 39 of the 44 deaths hy smallpox in 18(15 occurred among this ¡lass of the community. The number of deaths fro n cholera was 944, and although

      this disease was never absent from the town

      throughout the year, except for a period of about three weeks in June, yet there were none of those severe outbreaks which characterized the epidemics of previous years. In 1862 and 1863 respectively the deaths from cholera were 3,635 and 1,684. It is noticed that the large number of deaths from dysentery in 1865-viz., 1,159 is an indication of the had sanitary state of the town, and is chiefly owing to bad drainage, impure water, and a polluted atmosphere. With the view of showing the effects of climate on the European, as compared with the native population, the mortality, per 1,000 of population, from each class of diseases is recorded as follows :

      Zymotic diseases-European and Eist Induna, 1203; M.ihomincúaiis, 10-22; Hindoos, 1370. Constitutional diseases-Huropcans and East In- dians, 2 62; Maliominedans, 3’86 ; Hindoos, 2’41. Local diseases-Europeans and East Indians, 818 ; Mahoniiiiedaiis, 6’84 ; Hindoos, G 65; De- velopmental diseases -Europeans mid East In- dians, 4-21 ; Muhommcdans, 4’38 ; Hindoos, 3’13 Violent and sudden deaths-Europeans and East Indian», ’85 ; Mahommedans, ’24 ; Hindoos, -35. Total from all discuses-Europeans and East In- dians, 27*8; Mtthoiumedans, 25-fl ; and Hindoos, 26 2. From these results it appears that the mortality from zymotic diseases was greatest among the Hindoos. All three clases have suf- fered equally from cholera, and both among Hindoos and Mahommedans dropsy and phthisis were fatal diseases,’ aUo epilepsy, paralysis, and



  • Angela Harrison 5:27 am on January 1, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    I got my welcome pack from FIBIS (Families In British India Society). Loving being part of a new community of people with a shared interest. So helpful and friendly.

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