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BCGC to Meet May 16


The Blair County Genealogical Society, Hollidaysburg, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

The guest speaker will be Dr Robin Cadwallader. She will discuss Mary Rankin’s “The Daughter of Affliction.”

“The Daughter of Affliction” is a religious memoir first published in 1858 by a rural, west-central Pennsylvania woman. The text was expanded and reprinted in 1871 and 1887. In her memoir, Mary Rankin reflects on her “protracted sufferings and religious experience.” She also makes reference to many religious, social, and political happenings of her day, suc...

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