Telling the Story of the First World War

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Telling the Story of the First World War

Postby Kyle MacLea » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:37 pm

I heard this recently on the ARGYLL list. If you have a relative whose story you would like to record for posterity, now's your chance!

Kyle

I thought you might like to know that at the Who Do You Think You Are Live
2014, the Imperial War Museum announced that they have created a new
project to fulfil thier founding aim of telling the story of all 8 million
UK & Commonwealth Lives of the First World War. Using modern technology
they have been able to create an innovative platform where they plan to
enable users to help piece together the stories of the people who fought
and served as well as those on the home front. They are looking for people
with an interest in family history to help build these stories by
contributing digital copies of material from their own families and areas
of interest. You will be able to use the platform to communicate with
others who have an interest and who share a community interest with your
family.Did your relative play football with others in the area? Did he work
at the same place as others in the area? Is he commemorated on your local
war memorial? By building up a picture of eac!
h individual and by linking in other resources like war diaries, local
newspaper articles, family mementos etc the site aims to create a permanent
digital memorial to all 8 million individuals.
You can view the video of the project to see how it works and how you will
be able to build a picture of your ancestors here :
http://vimeo.com/iwm/lives
The site launches in May however they are asking those with an interest in
family history to register an interest now to get a preview of the site
before launch and an opportunity to help improve the site before launch.
You can register your interest at http://www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/
You may wish to spread the news to other family history researchers you
know who might like to get involved in the project particularly anyone who
is interested in the history of their local war memorials.
Regards,Alexander
Kyle S. MacLea
Clan Society Life Member; DNA Project Co-Admin
New Hampshire, USA
kyle -dot- maclea -at- gmail -dot- com
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