Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII Letters

Tuesday, February 267:00—8:30 PMSecond FloorBillerica Public Library15 Concord Road, Billerica, MA, 01821

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 100 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with in 1944-1945. Corinne began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about this on-going project and hear some of the stories of the men & their relatives.

This presentation links history and genealogy to present-day research and diligence. It revisits a time that we may not want to forget. And it may prompt others to wonder what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others.
 
About Corinne H. Smith:

Corinne H. Smith is a writer who is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She served for several years on the board of The Blair County Genealogical Society in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The first book she compiled was a self-published family history titled "From Saxony to the Lehigh Valley: The Descendents of Ludwig Hossfeld" (1992). Since then, she has written several books about American author Henry David Thoreau. She is a former librarian and lives in Gardner, Massachusetts.

This event is sponsored by the Billerica Public Library Foundation

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