Kitchener’s soldier information card project — Update

The first blog post I ever wrote was for Genealogy Ensemble, a collaborative blog a group of friends and I started in January. The post was about the soldier information card project at the Kitchener Public Library in Ontario and its request for virtual volunteers to transcribe. The library’s staff had created the project for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War to honour the men and women of Waterloo County who served in WWI and WWII.

Fred Keffer, Hespeler, Ontario. Soldier Information Card. Kitchener Public Library, Ontario.

Fred Keffer, Hespeler, Ontario. Soldier Information Card. Kitchener Public Library, Ontario.

Here is a statistical update on the project:

120 volunteers

2,124 WWI transcriptions

115 WWI biographies

577 WWII transcriptions

This initiative is a good example of the type of project a genealogy society can take on, possibly partnering with a local library or historical society.

To learn more about the soldier card information project, visit the library’s blog, Historically Speaking or the library’s website.

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About Gail Dever

Gail Dever is a Montreal-based genealogist and blogger and a webmaster for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa.
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2 Responses to Kitchener’s soldier information card project — Update

  1. Susan Gingras Calcagni says:

    This is a great project. I like Ms Ball-Pyatt’s article on the “Gratitude of Giving.”

  2. Johnd197 says:

    you have a terrific blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my weblog? eceeckeaecdd

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