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TIARA January 2019 Monthly Meeting
January 11 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
|Flood, Flu and the Front: History Through the Foresters’ Eyes.
The years 1918 & 1919 were filled with tumultuous events of local, state and worldwide importance. The Mortuary Records of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters provide a unique window on the Great Molasses Flood, the Influenza Pandemic and World War I. TIARA volunteers have indexed over 32,000 records of the Forester collection now housed at the Healey Library, UMass Boston. Explore some of stories revealed in this unique collection.
The speakers are Susan Steele and Virginia Wright, Co-Presidents of TIARA. They have each been involved in various aspects of TIARA’s rescue and processing of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters Mortuary Records. Together and separately they have presented numerous presentations on the genealogical and historical value of this collection.