National World War I Musuem Lecture on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

See my lecture at the National World War One Memorial & Museum in Kansas City, MO on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Hear how the illness affected the war and the homefront.

Spanish Influenza Provides Lessons for Coronavirus

For more than twenty years I worked on national security policy with a decided emphasis on diseases and natural disasters. Even with my shift into genealogy in 2014, I can’t resist following the news of the novel Coronavirus.  I am constantly looking for the signposts of pandemic and following information from health officials I trust.  … Continue reading “Spanish Influenza Provides Lessons for Coronavirus”

Was Your Family Affected by the Influenza Pandemic (1918-1920)?

When: Monday, April 1, 2019 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Ozarks Genealogical Society, The Library Center, Auditorium, Springfield, MO As World War I was coming to a close a new enemy threatened the country.  We will discuss what happened in the Ozarks and throughout the country with the onslaught of the illness that is … Continue reading “Was Your Family Affected by the Influenza Pandemic (1918-1920)?”

Influenza, Mary and Me

I always thought that successful genealogists would get to talk about their own family.  Tonight I got the opportunity to do just that.  I spoke to the Ozarks Genealogical Society about the 1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic; a topic for which I have great passion.  But tonight was more than just an issue, it was about family.  … Continue reading “Influenza, Mary and Me”

Was Your Family Affected by the Influenza Pandemic (1918-1920)?

When: Monday, April 1, 2019 – 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Ozarks Genealogical Society, The Library Center, Auditorium, Springfield, MO As World War I was coming to a close a new enemy threatened the country.  We will discuss what happened in the Ozarks and throughout the country with the onslaught of the illness that is … Continue reading “Was Your Family Affected by the Influenza Pandemic (1918-1920)?”