Tuesday, May 28, 2013

[United Kingdom] Imperial War Museum and Brightsolid Create WWI Digital Project

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen



The [UK] Imperial War Museum is working with Brightsolid to create an interactive digital project called Lives of the First World War which will hold the stories of over 8 million men and women who served in uniform and worked on the home front.  When completed it will bring together records from museums, libraries, archives and family collections across the world. The centenary of World War 1 is August 1914 and the platform goes live later this year to be completed by the anniversary. To read the press release go to: http://tinyurl.com/af8pomnhttp://tinyurl.com/af8pomn    
Original url:  http://www.brightsolid.com/brightsolid-group/latest-news/recent-news/iwm-and-brightsolid-partner-to-create-digital-platform-lives-of-the-first-world-war.htmlhttp://www.brightsolid.com/brightsolid-group/latest-news/recent-news/iwm-and-brightsolid-partner-to-create-digital-platform-lives-of-the-first-world-war.html

To find out more about the project and to sign up to be kept informed  go to: http://www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org/    Included on the website is a short video that shows some of the types of records and stories will be available.

To learn more about the Imperial War Museum’s 100th WWI centenary go to:  http://www.1914.org/

Thank you to Dick Eastman and the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter for alerting us to this upcoming World War I digital project.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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