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Pandemic 1918! Fighting Influenza during the Great War

  • 16 Feb 2019
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • NIU Hoffman Estates, 5555 Trillium Blvd.

Pandemic 1918! Fighting Influenza During the Great War

by Tina Beaird

More than 30 percent of Americans were estimated to have contracted the Spanish Influenza in 1918 and millions of people lost their lives. Explore the timeline of the outbreak and hear tales of how the U.S. Army, Navy and civilian population centers tried desperately to combat the disease. Discover resources for tracing your influenza victims through newspapers, government records, medical journals, hospital registers and more.

Tina Beaird, owner of Tamarack Genealogy, lectures on military research, genealogical methodology and archival preservation at national, state and local conferences. She is a governing board member of the Oswego Heritage Association, Northern Illinois Historical League and Illinois State Historical Records Advisory board. Tina volunteers her time with several local historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records.

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