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Historical Weather Forecasts.

benny1982

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Tracing weather forecasts can probably help determine why an ancestor died at a certain time of year or how they caught their illness for instance, my ancestor John Auber died in April 1844 of chronic catarrh, 3 months, certified. This means that he was diagnosed in about January 1844, but had probably had a bad cold since about Nov/Dec 1843. If I was to go and check weather forecasts and archives for late 1843/early 1844, this would help determine why he caught the illness, the severe cold or smog.

My great, great, great grandmother died in November 1886 in Holborn, London after 3 sudden but aggressive infections. I found that smog was worst in November time. If I looked at weather forecasts for November 1886, that would also help why and how she caught the initial infection.

Ben
 

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