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A really big 'thank-you' to contributors on this forum!

Postby JaneyH » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:06 pm

I simply must post a big 'thank-you' to various contributors to this forum.

Way back in 2014 I posted a long story about part of my family history that I was trying to research - the thread is here: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic10134.html. The story of my great-grandfather's other relationship is also highly relevant: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic12114.html ianbee was especially helpful in helping me with breaking through the difficult web of false names, poorly transcribed information and more.

Last year, responding to a discussion about Judge Rinder's episode of WDYTYA? on TV, AdrianB38 encouraged me to seek out my great-grandmother's records from her time in mental hospital: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/forum/topic17243.html.

A couple of weeks ago I took the plunge and contacted the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter, and, having paid for some research at their end, I now have both the medical and administrative records relating to my great-grandmother's stay in the Devon County Mental Hospital from 1938 until her death in 1952. It's not been an easy read by any means, but I'm strangely calm to know - finally - about her circumstances. She was schizophrenic, depressed, a hypochondriac, and suffered hallucinations. She had also threatened to commit suicide.

Thanks one and all - your assistance and encouragement is much appreciated!
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Re: A really big 'thank-you' to contributors on this forum!

Postby Rosemary Collins » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:48 am

Well done Janey! My 2x great grandmother spent time in Bodmin Asylum with what was to a modern reader clearly postnatal depression. These sort of stories are very distressing to read, even if you don't personally know the person. I'm glad you found your great grandmother's story and the forum helped!
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