Northampton Borough Council: Museum creates digital memories of the First World War

Northampton Borough Council: Museum creates digital memories of the First World War. “A First World War digital archive including images of museum objects and family stories relating to Northampton has been created by Northampton Museums and Art Gallery. The archive can be found on Instagram and Flickr, where viewers can browse through a range of objects, photographs, documents and oral histories and share their stories and experiences with others.”

Wisconsin State Journal: More than 1,000 recorded interviews with Wisconsin veterans to be digitized, available online

Wisconsin State Journal: More than 1,000 recorded interviews with Wisconsin veterans to be digitized, available online. “For decades veterans, wartime laborers and refugees from around Wisconsin have told their stories of bravery, hardship and grief. Many of these stories are captured on cassette tapes, film reels and DVDs at community libraries, museums and historical societies, but these records of the state’s history could be lost to time as the years take their toll on the film and plastics containing them. The Wisconsin Library System and Recollection Wisconsin, with funding from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, plan to collect about 1,100 of those stories to digitize them, making them available to anyone with internet access and preserving them for many years.”

New Online Witnesses Video Archive: “Memories of the Occupation in Greece” (Freie Universität Berlin)

Freie Universität Berlin: New Online Witnesses Video Archive: “Memories of the Occupation in Greece”. “A new digital archive with memories of eyewitnesses of the occupation of Greece by National Socialist Germany from1941 to 1944 will be presented on Monday, April 23, 2018, at 3 p.m…. The archive contains 90 biographical video interviews referring to the time of the occupation from 1941 to 1944 as well as the living conditions during the years leading up to the occupation and the diverse effects of the occupation on people’s daily lives. In addition, the archive contains transcripts, photos, documents, and other accompanying material.”

Fold3: Free Access to Fold3’s Civil War Collection, April 1–15

Fold3: Free Access to Fold3’s Civil War Collection, April 1–15. “To commemorate the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, Fold3 is providing free access (with registration) to our Civil War Collection from April 1–15. This collection currently has 50 titles, with more than 91 million records, so if you’re looking for information on the Civil War veterans in your family tree—or doing other Civil War-era research—now is the perfect time to explore these records on Fold3.”

Who Do You Think You Are: Millions of soldiers listed on first national war memorials database

Who Do You Think You Are: Millions of soldiers listed on first national war memorials database. “Over a million names of those killed in the First World War can now be located in a new database of war memorials. The new War Memorials Register, published on the Imperial War Museums (IWM) website, contains around 1,025,000 names from the UK’s War Memorials and Rolls of Honour and over 23,000 images of the memorials. Around two-thirds of the records relate to casualties of the First World War.”

BT: First World War hospital admissions data goes online

BT: First World War hospital admissions data goes online. “Families will be able to find out about their wounded relatives’ treatment during the First World War through a hospital admissions archive which has gone online. Historical records featuring the admissions registers of soldiers cared for by veterans’ charity Erskine from 1916 to 1936 have now been fully digitised.”

New Online: William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: New Online: William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection. “The Library of Congress is delighted to launch online in time for African-American History Month the William A. Gladstone Afro-American Military Collection, consisting of about 500 items. Gladstone was a historian and author of books about black Civil War troops. The collection spans the years 1773 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from the Civil War period, 1861–65.”