Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society Keeper of the Plains
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Monday, March 6
Special Interest Group Meeting  (SIG-Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westlink Library
Members Only


Saturday, March 18
Your Ancestor Mustered Out after the Civil War: What happened to him?  (Monthly Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alford Branch Library
The men mustered out and went back home, some to families and some moved on west.  We will be looking at the numerous records created that may help you locate him and his family.
 



Monday, April 3
Special Interest Group Meeting  (SIG-Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westlink Library
Members Only


Saturday, April 15
Internet Indexes can help find your Ancestors.  (Monthly Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alford Branch Library
Learn to use the internet to help you.  Often we ask for too much and become discouraged because of the amount of possibilities we receive back.  Today we will learn how to use various Internet indexes.  Wild cards will be discussed and show how they can help you find the lost ancestor.
 



Monday, May 1
Special Interest Group Meeting  (SIG-Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westlink Library
Members Only


Saturday, May 20
World War II Rationing  (Quarterly Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alford Branch Library
American civilians first received ration books - War Ration Book NumberOne, or the "Sugar Book" - on May 4, 1942, through more than 100,000 school teachers, PTA groups and other volunteers. Sugar was the first consumer commodity rationed. Bakeries, ice cream makers and other commercial users received rations of about 70% of normal usage.By the end of 1942, ration coupons were used for nine other items, Typewriters, gasoline, bicycles, footwear, silk, nylon, fuel oil, stoves, meat, lard, shortening and oils, cheese, butter, margerine, processed foods (canned, bottled and frozen), dried fruits, canned milk, firewood and coal, jams, jellies, fruit butter were bationed by November 1943