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The Mystery of my Grandparent’s Death

By Jim Onyschuk

At a recent meeting the Toronto Ukrainian Genealogy Group, the speaker, Dr. Romana Bahry, who spoke on “Sources for the Genealogy of Dr. Kindraczuk, Galician Scientist and Pharmacist” pointed out that the 1918 Spanish Flu, which ravaged Russia and Galicia was significantly different from other influenzas. The unusual feature of this pandemic was that it mostly killed young healthy adults. The data showed that 99% of pandemic influenza deaths occurring in people under 65, and more than half in young adults 20 to 40 years old.This is noteworthy, since influenza is normally most Continue reading