Sunday, April 7, 2013

World War 1 Centenary

There has been a real push for World War 1 records with the centenary of Gallipoli approaching. Family Search has released 19 million UK WW1 Service Records, part of 23.9 million indexed records relating to Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico and the United States. As well as the UK service records, there are over million US World War 1 Draft Registration Cards.
Continuing on the World War 1 theme, the Imperial War Museum in London has set up the First World War Centenary Parnership. This partneship is a network of nearly 1,000 lcoal, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations led by IWM (Imperial War Museum). Together, they will present a global program of cultural events and activities, and digital platforms to enable millions of people worldwide to discover more about life in the First World War. The partnership gives each member a stronger collective voice, visibility through the First World War Centenary brand and website, access to a wealth of expertise and resources and the opportunity to promote events through a centenary calendar on You can read more about it at 
Mosman Library has joined the partnership  and lists some other Australian partners as well. 

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