Monday, May 19, 2014

Would you like to contribute to the Honor Roll Project for Memorial Day?

Nashua, New Hampshire World War II Honor Roll

Please join me in the Honor Roll Project.  Volunteers are taking photos of war memorials and honor rolls, posting them on their blogs and websites, and transcribing the names of all the people listed.  These transcriptions make the names available for search engines, and the names will be available for people searching for family, ancestors and friends. 

I started this project in 2010 with the photos of the Londonderry Civil War monument, and then followed with the other war monuments on the town common, Derry’s MacGregor Park and other local honor rolls.  Other bloggers and photographers were invited to participate.  The email and comments I have read are truly inspiring, and it makes it well worth the effort to transcribe names when you read how family members found their fathers and grandfathers online, or how families searching their family trees find ancestors who served in the Civil War or World War I. 

"I never knew my ancestor was in the Civil War until I Googled his name and found it on your blog! Thanks so much for your project - Charles Chase" 13 Dec 2011

" Thank you! Aina Bernier- daughter of Ernest Albert Bernier, Jr." 27 Jan 2011

If you would like to participate this year, I will be posting a compilation post of all the participating bloggers on Memorial Day, and I will also make those posts permanently available on the page link “HonorRoll Project” above at the top of my blog home page (scroll up to the top of this page to see the link)   Every May I publicize the project for Memorial Day, and again every November for Veteran’s / Armistice Day.   Eventually I would like to see project evolve into its own website.

To participate, leave me a comment below or an email at   All you need to do is photograph a local honor roll or war monument, and transcribe the names.  If you have a blog, post the story, photos and transcriptions and send me the permanent link for the Honor Roll Project.  If you don’t have a blog, I can post the photo and names for you and add it to the Honor Roll Project, giving you full credit for the photography and transcription.

This is a simple way of saying “Thank You” to all the veterans in our communities. 

The Honor Roll Project Page (see the page link at the top of this blog)


  1. The Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (Canada) has a listing of local cenotaphs on their website: "Cenotaphs and War Memorials of Elgin County, Ontario" at . Port Stanley's memorial is in the shape of a ship's bell, reflecting the marine heritage of area.
    The list for Elgin County is incomplete, as at least one was omitted: the Rodney Cemetery Cenotaph, described at

    1. This is a wonderful link to add to the project! Thanks for contributing it. I love how the names on the transcribed lists are hyperlinked to individual biographies of the soldiers. What a wonderful website. Thank you! I'm adding it now.

  2. Hi Heather!

    Here's today's offering. The World War 1 Memorial at Memorial Park in Frederick, Maryland.

    Looking forward to adding more and reading about others!

    Thanks, Denise

  3. Heather,
    I have my Honor Roll Project blog page ready for you at

    Don't know why I haven't done this before now! This is a great project. Thank you for doing it.


  4. Heather,

    Just want to let you know that two of your blog posts are listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Hey Heather,

    Sorry I've missed this the last few years. I just posted about the Illinois Korean War Memorial in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois, and in doing so, came across a related post for a WWII Memorial in Bisbee, Arizona, that I have gone back and updated with a transcription of the names.


    Korean War -
    WWII -

  6. Hi Heather!

    I posted a blog containing Mercer County, Ohio’s Honor Roll at:

    I also have a permanent page for Mercer County’s Honor Roll on the same website:

    Thanks for starting this great project.

  7. I hope to do the whole county as it is posted in the newspaper each Memorial day. Here is one cemetery:

  8. Here's my submission for the Honor Roll! Thanks so much Heather! What a great project!

  9. Heather -- I am posting on Filiopietism Prism tomorrow memorial photographs by my cousin and the transcription of the names of 24 from Wallingford, Connecticut men who gave their lives in the Civil War.

    This is a great project you have founded and I am happy to participate again.


  10. Hi Heather,
    Here is one I did for the Kittery, Maine Civil War Monument:

  11. Thanks for all the great contributions this year!