Monday, 24 February 2014

WDYTYA magazine launches Britain Remembers map

From Who Do You Think You Are magazine:

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? MAGAZINE LAUNCHES WORLD WAR ONE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS MAP

‘Britain Remembers’ map provides central resource for sharing centenary projects

An interactive map of Britain enabling volunteers to 'pin' their First World War centenary projects to share with others has been launched by Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, the UK’s bestselling family history brand. The ‘Britain Remembers’ map will enable the public to discover the diverse range of projects that are occurring across the country to mark the centenary of World War One.

Sarah Williams, Editor of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, commented: "We were hearing about so many projects and events that hard-working volunteers were working on to mark the centenary and yet there was no centralised place where you could discover what was happening in your area. We hope that 'Britain Remembers' will become a central hub that anyone can add their project to whether it's a local event, a transcription project or just a small group who have researched the people on their local war memorial."

The Britain Remembers map can be found on the Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine website at www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/britain-remembers. Anybody involved in a project can add information, photos, videos, audio clips and a link to their project website to the map, and approved additions will benefit from publicity via Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine's Twitter and Facebook account.

Sarah Williams added: "Some family historians may know what is happening in their local area, but may not be aware of what is happening in the area where their WWI ancestors came from. The more projects we can get listed on the Britain Remembers map, the more useful it will become."

Examples of projects that have already been added to the Britain Remembers map include: WW1 – The Saltaire Story; Poppies on houses in Washington; Buckland Brewer in World War 1; West Sussex and the Great War and the Blackham Roll of Honour.

(With thanks to Carolyn Wray)

Chris

My latest genealogy books are Tracing Your Family History on the Internet (2nd ed), Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, and Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet. My next Pharos course is Scottish Research Online, which commences Feb 27th 2014, 5 weeks, price £45.99.

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