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 SocietyThe 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 thought to have taken between 50 and 100 million lives worldwide and sickened one-third of the earth’s population.  Known interchangeably as Grip, La Grippe and the Spanish Lady, death by influenza during the pandemic may be challenging to trace.  We will look at some unusual sources that might help you to find out how the deadliest epidemic the world has experienced affected your family.

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