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Forensic genealogist and author, Marsha Peterson-Maass explains the three types of commercial DNA tests and the options for networking to find kinship matches.
Dr. Diane Dillon presents a slide-lecture, drawing upon the recent Newberry Library exhibitions Chicago, Europe, and the Great War and American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924.
Viet Nam veteran and author, Tom Pozdol presents an illustrated lecture based on the battle and his experiences with Charlie Company, 3/21, 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
Renowned transportation expert and DePaul Professor, Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, presents an illustrated lecture based on his latest book, a survey of the citys airports, bus depots, train stations, and steamship landings since 1939.
Author Kathryn Atwood returns to present a slide lecture, drawing upon her recent book profiling "16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics."
World War II researcher and author, Jennifer Holik, explores the lives, service and deaths of 3 soldiers using genealogical, military and historical records and demonstrates how to write the story of a soldier.
The library salutes the community's heroes and, especially,those participants in the Veterans History Project.
Community breakfast honoring our local heroes, especially those participating in the Veterans History Project.