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Mary Anne Vincent will present, "Delaware, our families, and the 1918 flu epidemic"

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Delaware, our families, and the 1918 flu epidemic

“There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Albert Camus, The Plague

In the past hundred years there have been quite a number of epidemics and pandemics: flu, polio, Legionnaires, AIDS, Ebola, and Zika among them. But the worst was the flu pandemic of 1918 which killed more people than World War I. We will look at its history in the United States [especially Philadelphia, Wilmington, and South Jersey] and the world, as well as its impact on our society.

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For most of her adult life, Mary Anne has been an educator in a variety of settings: public and parochial schools, incarcerated youth, charter school students, and students who are home schooled.

Mary Anne has served on the Board of Directors for the Corona Genealogical Society and the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is also the proofreader for newsletters of the Corona society and the Delaware Genealogical Society. In the past few years, using a self-publishing company, she has published three family histories on her father’s side, one on her mother’s side, and a volume of transcribed letters her maternal grandfather received during his time in the Spanish-American War. An anthology of works by and about her great-great grandfather Francis Vincent was published earlier this year.

Please note that all our programs this year will be virtual, held via Zoom Webinar. You will need to register for each meeting to participate. Links will be available on our website, in advertising, and in emails to register for events. The link will be through Eventbrite. You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a link to the program.

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The Delaware Genealogical Society, organized in 1977, is a nonprofit volunteer organization that encourages and supports genealogical research through educational programs, workshops and publications. Over the past 44 years, the society has presented more than 200 events, as well as published 80 genealogical journals and more than 200 newsletters. To learn more, visit our website at delgensoc.org.

Mailing Address: Delaware Genealogical Society, 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3004

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