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Society General Meeting
{Please note change in meeting location.}

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Payne Auditorium - 2nd Floor, Carnegie History Ctr
125 S. College Avenue Tyler, TX 75702

Speaker: Carol Taylor

Program: "Homefront: Censoring, Canning and Cartoons"

One hundred years ago, Europe was embroiled in a war that was making no progress for either side. The United States chose to maintain the Monroe Doctrine and remain neutral. Yet, even from the beginning of hostilities, Americans were involved in assisting Belgium, a nation whose neutrality was compromised in the early days of the war; the need for food and supplies to our allies was well-known. The crisis became more critical once the United States entered the war in the spring of 1917. Women quickly began preserving food, making bandages, and supporting the war effort in remarkable ways. The presentation focuses on the role of women and children on the Homefront during World War I. Many changes that occurred in the United States during the war had far-flung influence over the nation for years to come.

Bio of Carol Taylor:

Carol Taylor began her family history at age twelve by interviewing relatives, some born in the 1890s. She fuses a love for history and genealogy into her specialty: Merging Family History with Local History. In her presentations, Carol combines “How To” & interesting information about the times to help beginning & intermediate family genealogists know where & how to look for unique records for their research.

  • Former Director, Northeast Texas Genealogy Center, Greenville TX and Chairman, Hunt County Historical Commission.

  • Researched & authored numerous historical.

  • Special interest in preservation of nineteenth cemetery symbolism.

  • Spoken to genealogy societies throughout North Texas and at the Angelina College Genealogy Conference in Lufkin.

  • Co-author of The Devil’s Triangle: Ben Bickerstaff, Northeast Texas, and the War of Reconstruction.

  • Writes a weekly column for the Greenville Herald Banner as well as her personal blog,

  • “Tracing Old North Texas History”, combining local history & genealogy.

  • Member of APG, Lone Star Chapter of APG, National Genealogical Society, Dallas Genealogical Society, and Hopkins County Genealogical Society.

Join us November 8th - Carol will help you understand the context of the times so you will have a better picture of who your ancestors were.


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