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.
Here is a statistical update on the project:
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.