Speaker-January 2021

SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

 January 16, 2021

 “I Don’t Remember Her Alive but I Remember Her Dead”

Presented by: Mary Anne Vincent

The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic lasting from February 1918 to April 1920. It infected 500 million people – about a third of the world’s population at the time – and the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States. Mary Anne Vincent’s paternal great-grandmother died at age 52 of the flu in October 1918, and she will be discussing the history of this pandemic and its effect on American families such as hers.

About the speaker: Mary Anne Vincent has been doing family history research since 1971. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Corona Genealogical Society and the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is also the proofreader for newsletters of the Corona Genealogical Society and the Delaware Genealogical Society. In the past few years, she has published three family histories on her father’s side, one on her mother’s side, and a volume of transcribed letters her maternal grandfather received during his time in the Spanish-American War.

This month we will be offering our speaker’s presentation by webinar! More details and a link to register for the webinar will be emailed to all SOCCGS members.

Meeting Place: Online

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.