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Date: 2nd Saturday of each month*
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Cost: FREE to anyone.

*There are no meetings in December or January.
**unless otherwise noted

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Sat., Nov. 9: Janis Minor Forté presents ““Even Gangsters Had to Register: World War I Draft Registration Cards and the Selective Service Records They Produced”

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Just in time for Veterans Day, Janis Minor Forté presents “Even Gangsters Had to Register: World War I Draft Registration Cards and the Selective Service Records They Produced.”

When you think of gangsters you don’t associate them with the men who served this country in World War I. The gangsters of the time period are the hoodlums, cut throats, hucksters and crooks of the era. The men who served in World War I were the good and patriotic citizens of this country. From this presentation you will learn of the different designs of the Draft Cards and information they contain. You will also see why your ancestor was identified as 4F and why farmers were not drafted. This presentation will also reveal the multitude of records produced by these WWI Draft Card and the Selective Service Records produced by the Draft Cards.

Janis Minor Forté is an experienced genealogist, lecturer and writer and has presented at national, state and local genealogical conferences including OGS, RootsTech, NGS, and FGS.

After the meeting, join us for refreshments outside the SSGHS Library, at the west end of the building.

 

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Date:
November 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:

MEMBERSHIP MEETING PROGRAMS

Date: 2nd Saturday of each month*
Time: 10AM**
Location:
Library, 3000 W. 170th Place  Hazel Crest, IL. 60429**
Cost: FREE to anyone.

*There are no meetings in December or January.
**unless otherwise noted