22 March 2013

Tips on Researching Institutionalized Ancestors

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Kathleen Brandt (a3Genealogy) posted a piece titled Tips on Researching Institutionalized Ancestors  Do read her post as well as the provided comments.

I have written about my one “known” insane ancestor who became a “mad hatter” and for whom I have seen a postmortem photograph of. Postmorten photography at the turn of the 20th century.

Some related articles you might check out:

Have you successfully researched an institutionalized ancestor?

Do you have your own tips for researching those who have been institutionalized?

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