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Mom's WWII Letters: Reconstructing History & Genealogy

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her Mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen that she had corresponded with in 1944-45.

Mom's WWII Letters: Reconstructing History & Genealogy

Tuesday, April 2nd
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her Mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen that she had corresponded with in 1944-45.  Most of the them were from her Mother's hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, or her college roommate's hometown of Trenton, New Jersey.  Nearly all of the writers were now gone and could no longer offer information or explanations for what they had written.  Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children.  

Learn about her on-going project, and hear some of the stories of the men, their experiences and what their relatives had to say.  This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence.  It revisits a time that we should not forget.  And it may prompt audience members to wonder what treasures are lurking in their own old family boxes and how they can share the information with others.

Registration is requested but not required.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dracut Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  It is also supported in part by The Friends of The Dracut Library.
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