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November 10, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom's WWII Letters

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 80 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. 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 for themselves what treasures lurk in their own old family boxes, and how they can share the information with others. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Longmeadow Cultural Council.