Wednesday, June 24, 2020 | 6:30 pm
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The 1918 flu pandemic killed up to 100 million people worldwide in less than a year, disproportionately taking healthy young adults. The personal impact was devastating and wide-ranging, including immigration, families split apart, and openings for women in the workforce. This talk draws on stories and newspaper articles to explore the multi-faceted ways the 1918 flu epidemic impacted families, sometimes for generations.
Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA is a professional genealogist and owns Bridging The Past, a speaking and writing business. She has been speaking at historical and genealogical events since 2009 and has been working on her own genealogy off and on for over 20 years. She loves social history and medicine (perhaps due to working as a statistician in medical research for over 20 years) and helping genealogists bring their ancestors to life via social and historical context. She can be found at BridgingThePast.com and the stories she has collected about the 1918 flu can be found at 1918FluStories.com. She is always looking for more stories to share about the impact of the 1918 flu.
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