Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society GAR Memorial, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita
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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 Number One, 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, margarine, processed foods (canned, bottled and frozen), dried fruits, canned milk, firewood and coal, jams, jellies, fruit butter were rationed by November 1943
 



Monday, June 5
Special Interest Group Meeting  (SIG-Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westlink Library
Members Only


Saturday, June 17
Diseases that changed our families. Was it an Epidemic or a Pandemic  (Monthly Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alford Branch Library
Before vaccinations diseases were widespread and common.  A list of outbreaks will be discussed – maybe some of your family were lost during one of these outbreaks.  We will discuss where to learn if there was an outbreak that affected the area where your ancestors were living.
 



Monday, July 3
SIG Meeting Cancelled   (SIG-Special Interest Groups)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Westlink Library
Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!


Saturday, July 15
Social History Research. How to fill in the gaps.  (Monthly Meeting)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Alford Branch Library
Today we will look at how to compile a list of known facts about your ancestor.  Then we will use this information to discover how to research in social history.  Each person in attendance will complete a Social History using the information known about an ancestor.  Social History can help with a brick wall.