Join the DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society for their general meeting on October 16, 2013.
Debra Dudek will present Victorian Mourning Customs: Lifting the Veil off Morbid
Location: Wheaton Public Library
Lifting the Veil off Morbid Genealogical Treasures gives attendees a glimpse into the customs and rituals of death in Victorian Britain and North America. Genealogists can thank the Victorians for the ‘cult of mourning’ which generated a fantastic assortment of keepsakes, mementos, and paperwork. Discover how these materials and the cultural attitudes toward grief can be researched with the help of modern tools and new resources.
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