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Screening “The Abandoned Bride”

Saturday, April 6 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Our documentary is the story based on our mother’s passion for genealogical research. She uncovered a family mystery decades ago about our grandfather’s secret love affair with Dora Gallner when he was stationed in Europe as part of the Army of Occupation after WWI. He came home alone and married our grandmother a year later. Lynette and I decided to explore this mystery.

The film documents our journey into his past: how we researched the clues we found in his personal papers and photographs, and what we discovered about Dora’s tragic end. This is very much history related genealogy research; we learned a great deal in making this film that most of our American audiences find very unfamiliar.

After the film, we welcome any suggestions that could fill in some of the blank spots: while we were able to learn a great deal, there are still mysteries to be solved!

Details

Date:
Saturday, April 6
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/352234842253929/

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616-988-5400
Email:
mkornoel@grpl.org
Website:
http://www.grpl.org

Venue

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Phone:
6163317370
Website:
https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/center.aspx?center=39070&subloc=3