Saving Military Service Memories

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Saving Military Service Memories

Saving Military Service Memories is possible at a new website called Witness to War: Preserving the History of Combat Veterans. With Veterans Day fresh in our minds, I think this could be a great resource for genealogists.

I think the site is pretty new and should be of interest to genealogists not only as a potential source of information, but also as a place where you can upload and share interviews with military members of your families. In terms of longevity, the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress is still the better bet.

The origins of the project lie with the Atlanta World War II Roundtable, a group of over 150 veterans and history enthusiasts who meet monthly to hear speakers tell their individual war experiences. “After several years of informal interviews with veterans, the project was formalized in 2002 after a chance encounter with a special group of veterans…. The Witness to War Foundation was initially launched to capture the stories of its members. The project expanded through the support of several individuals and groups listed in the Acknowledgements section to include many other veterans.”

The contact information for questions, to donate content for use on the site, to sponsor the site, or if you live in the Atlanta area and would like to be interviewed for the Witness to War project, is:

Emily Carley
Witness to War
Saving military service memories: more than one way to get this done.
By |12 Nov 2010|Military Records|Comments Off on Saving Military Service Memories

About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”