Penn State News: Partnership allows for the launch of the PA Civil War Deserters Database

Penn State News: Partnership allows for the launch of the PA Civil War Deserters Database. “After years of development, Penn State University Libraries, in partnership with the Richards Civil War Era Center, has launched the Pennsylvania Civil War Deserters Database. Containing more than 24,000 individual records of soldiers, the interactive database allows users to search the compiled records for individual solders by name, but also identify groups of soldiers by specific criteria such as blacksmiths who deserted or number of desertions following the Battle of Gettysburg.”

Radio Canada International: Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII

Radio Canada International: Audio archive seeks to preserve Canadian stories of WWII. “If you’re a Canadian veteran of the Second World War, or a family member or someone who’s gone on pilgrimages to the battle sites and cemeteries of WWII, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) wants hear and record your story.”

State Archives of North Carolina: D-Day Veterans Oral History Additions

State Archives of North Carolina: D-Day Veterans Oral History Additions. “In commemoration of World War II’s D-Day 75th anniversary, the State Archives of North Carolina has digitized 25 military veterans’ oral histories and made them available through Internet Archive. Access to the oral histories is also available through North Carolina Digital Collections Veterans Oral History collection.”

Radio Praha: New Website Makes History Classes More Attractive

Radio Praha: New Website Makes History Classes More Attractive. “The Czech Republic’s Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has launched a new project to help teachers in primary and secondary schools make history classes more engaging. Called Obrazy války or Images of War, it focuses on the period of the Second World War and provides teachers with alternative study materials, based on photographs and film clips.”

New Transcription Workflow: African American Civil War Soldiers (Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter)

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter: New Transcription Workflow: African American Civil War Soldiers. “African American Civil War Soldiers recently launched a new workflow to complete the transcription of the military records of all Black men who fought for the Union army, beginning with the famous 54th and 55th Massachusetts regiments.”

Arolsen Archives: More than 13 million documents online

Arolsen Archives: More than 13 million documents online. “The database contains a comprehensive collection of documents from concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices. The more than 13 million documents featuring information on over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime are part of the UNESCO’s World Documentary Heritage and are a key focus of the collection of the Arolsen Archives. This database is the first of several large collections scheduled to go online in future.”

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Connects D-Day Journeys in Interactive Online Experience for 75th Anniversary

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project Connects D-Day Journeys in Interactive Online Experience for 75th Anniversary. “In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress today launched an interactive online experience that features unique journeys of veterans who were part of the invasion.”