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Date:
April 11, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Garden Room
Address:
610 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Contact:
978-829-1780
Email:
ADA:
Yes
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Mom's WWII Letters

Thursday, April 11, 2019


In May 2017, Corinne H. Smith found her mother's stash of more than 100 letters from 16 servicemen she had corresponded with during World War II. 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 have to say today. 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 audience members to wonder for themselves what treasures may be lurkingin their own old family boxes -- and how they can share the information with others.

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. Her first book 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 program is supported in part by a grant from the Fitchburg Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Fitchburg Cultural Council