Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia April Meeting
Program: WOMEN IN PAST WARS This presentation by Mrs. Carolyn Crawford, Head of the Georgia Room at the Cobb County Charles D. Switzer (Central) Library on Roswell Street in Marietta, Georgia, will profile the average female soldier in each of our country’s major wars, from the American Revolution through the Iraq War. Mrs. Crawford will feature some of her favorite women from these wars. From the campgrounds to the battlefields; from adorning planes to flying planes; she will discuss the role of women in each war and how these roles have changed through the years, including where they have fought and served and how their roles changed on the home front after each war. Included will be how female soldiers are treated in and out of service and statistics comparing them to their male counterparts. Mrs. Carolyn Crawford began her career with the Cobb County Public Library System in 1985. She graduated with an MLIS from Clarke Atlanta University in 1988 and furthered her studies in genealogy for five summers at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She became Head Librarian of the Georgia Room in time to move the historical and genealogical collection from Atlanta Road to the new central library on Roswell Street in 1989. She says the best part of her job is doing historical and genealogical research and learning something new every day. Mrs. Crawford lives in Marietta, Ga, with her husband Dan. She has two grown children who graduated from North Cobb High School and still live in Cobb County. Mrs. Crawford also has three grandchildren who are perfect to her!