October 14, 2017 1:30 pm

Clear Lake Public Library - 200 North 4th St. - Clear Lake, Iowa

WW I, Our Grandparent’s War

The American Expeditionary Force in some ways marked the beginning of the United States as a superpower. It wasn't that the United States hadn't won wars before. It had. It wasn't that it hadn't beaten European powers before. It had. But World War I was the first time the United States fought against and alongside the world's best armies on their home turf and showed that it was unequivocally as good as anyone. It was a defining period that marked one of several high points in the American Century. The American involvement in World War I seems complex, but it isn't. The war started in August 1914, but it wasn't until April 1917 that the United States joined. It took another year before the ground forces of the American Expeditionary Force saw action.  Were members of your family part of the war effort?  Come to the October program and learn more about how to identify your ancestor’s efforts.


Come and join us for this thoughtful program.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Program Schedule

  Date Program Provider Program
  January 14   Adoption Records Access
  February  11   Use of Church-related Records (Various  Denominations)
  March  11   Civil Conservation Corp Records
  April  8   Family History/Genealogy Round Table Sharing 
  May 13   Use of Plat Books in Genealogy
  July 8   Helena D. Pramer.  The 'real' First Female Doctor within Mason City, IA
  August 12   Picnic
  September 9 Carol Tinkey The Orphan Train and the Underground Railroad
  October 14 Rod Hungerford WWI, Our Grandparents' War.
  November 11   Annual Meeting/ Election of Officers 
  December  Merry Christmas   A time to celebrate Christmas with family - No Meeting 

Meetings start at 1:30 with program following