BuryTimes: We Were There Too project to immortalise contribution of region’s Jewish community to WWI. “The We Were There Too project represents a permanent record of the lives of Jewish men, women and families between 1914 and 1918, and details their military service and efforts on the home front. First introduced in London in 2016, the project has now been extended to the North West thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.”
Norwalk Reflector: Ohio History Connection project captures untold WWI stories. “To commemorate the centennial of America’s entrance into World War I, the Ohio History Connection is digitizing WWI collections from its own archives, as well as those from 14 cultural heritage organizations across Ohio for a project titled ‘Little Stories of the Great War: Ohioans in World War I.'”
Voxy: Illuminating and commemorating WWI for the modern era. “For the first time in nearly a century, a collection of significant World War I lantern slides belonging to the University of Canterbury (UC) is freely available for the public to view. Designed by the UC Arts Digital Lab, the new Illumination and Commemoration website showcases the digitised lantern slides depicting the construction of New Zealand’s five WWI battle memorials overseas. Featuring an online database and digital exhibitions, the open-access website highlights the work of the architect of the memorials, Samuel Hurst Seager (1855-1933), who was appointed by the New Zealand government in 1921.”
Library of Congress: World War I: A Wartime Clipping Service Update: All 400 Volumes Now Online. “The massive collection, World War History: Newspaper Clippings, 1914 to 1926, is now fully digitized and freely available on the Library of Congress website. The 79,621 pages are packed with war-related front pages, illustrated feature articles, editorial cartoons, and more. You can search by keywords, browse the content chronologically, and download pages.”
Total Slovenia News: First Database of Slovenia’s WWI Military Dead Now Online. Please be warned that the picture included with this article is very graphic. “The first edition of a database of the military victims of the First World War coming from the territory of present-day Slovenia has been finalised, featuring the names of 26,224 people who were either killed or went missing in the WWI campaigns.” The database is currently available only in Slovene, but I found it translated fine.
Eastern Daily Press: Find out if you live in a house that once belonged to a First World War soldier. “A new website has been launched enabling people to search their postcode and find out if they live in or near a house that once belonged to a soldier from the First World War.” I briefly checked out the site, and while there were listings all over the world, most of them were in the UK and Europe.
WSHU: ‘Voices Of WWI’ Brings Connecticut’s Wartime Experience Home, 100 Years Later. “Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. A new digital archive, called Voices of World War I, is helping to tell the personal stories of people from Connecticut who fought the ‘war to end all wars.'”