Thursday, September 8, 2011

Women and WWII

Kathryn Barrett will present Women and World War II at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 AM at the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL.  At 9:30 AM, prior to the presentation, there will be casual discussion and exchange of information with others who enjoy genealogy.

Much has been written about the men who served in WWII - but what about the women? The impact of this war affected all aspects of a woman’s life - not just those who came to be characterized as “Rosie the Riveter”. The history of the women in military and civilian service will be explored as well as day-to-day life adjustments made to accommodate a dramatic change in American culture.

Kathryn Barrett is a genealogy researcher, teacher and lecturer at the local, regional and national level using her 35 years of genealogy experience. Kathryn has been a volunteer at the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)-Great Lakes Regional Center for more than 15 years. Kathryn is a professional member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Society (FGS) and the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Kathryn’s presentations have been made to various genealogical societies, libraries, conferences and other special interest groups.

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