Reconstructing History & Genealogy: Mom’s WWII Letters

Thursday, May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.


In May 2017, Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of letters from 16 servicemen with whom she corresponded during 1944 and 1945. Most of the men were from her mother's hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, or from 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 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.

Attendees will be invited to think about what treasures may be lurking in their own attics!

This is a 60-minute talk with computer slides. Based on the blog, Mom's WWII Letters.

Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please call (978) 249-9515 to reserve your spot!