Monday, May 26, 2014

2014 Memorial Day Honor Roll Project Contributions

World War II Honor Roll, Concord, NH

The Honor Roll project collects transcriptions of the names of the veterans on military honor rolls seen in parks, schools, public buildings, books and other places all over the USA and abroad.  You can read the complete list at this link:

Or you can see them at this Pinterest board

Twice a year, for Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, genealogy bloggers photograph and transcribe these honor rolls, and publish them on the internet.   The act of transcribing these names makes them available to be found by search engines such as Google, Mocavo and others.  Family members searching for genealogical or military information on relatives, ancestors or friends will be able to see the honor rolls, read the names, and learn about their family’s military history.

It is a simple, easy project.  However, it brings unexpected joy to searchers who did not know their ancestors were in the military, or did not know the specific military history, or sometimes they did not even know the town where their ancestors lived.  Seeing their family member’s name on an honor roll can be the beginning of finding more genealogy data, military records and historical information.

Eventually I would like to see this list of honor roll transcriptions on a new website.  Any volunteers for this project?

Here are this year’s contributions  (in no particular order):

Rodney Cemetery Cenotaph, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

Abington, Rockland and Whitman, Massachusetts at the Dyer Memorial Library Honor Roll, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, contributed by librarian Merlyn Liberty

Willamette National Cemetery, Oregon, Korean War, contributed by Theresa Keough

Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Vietnam, contributed by Charlie Purvis

Lowell, Massachusetts ~ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors mustered out of Lowell, a transcription project by the Lowell Genealogy Club (thanks for the heads up from Barbara Poole)

Pocahontas, Virginia, World War II, Vietnam and Korea, contributed by Paula Williams

Horry County, South Carolina, Vietnam Honor Roll, contributed by Cheri Hudson Passey 

Polk County, Nebraska, Vietnam Honor Roll, contributed by Beth Sparrow

Military Honor Roll, Mercer County, Ohio, contributed by Karen Miller Bennett

Person County, North Carolina, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, contributed by Judith Richards Shubert (she was VERY busy transcribing all these names!)  

Kittery, Maine, Civil War, contributed by Steve Dow 

Wallingford, Connecticut, Civil War, contributed by John Tew

Memorial Park, Frederick, Maryland, World War I contributed by Denise Coughlin

Concord, New Hampshire, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, contributed by Heather Rojo

Lime Creek Cemetery Civil War Memorial, Lime Creek, Lenawee County, Michigan, contributed by Carol A. Bowen Stevens

Center Moriches, Suffolk County (Long Island), New York, World War I and World War II, contributed by Jane E. Wilcox

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts Civil War, contributed by Polly Kimmett
also see this link

Woodbridge, New Jersey, World War II, contributed by Judy Russell

Oakridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois, Korean War Memorial contributed by Julie Cahill Tarr

Bisbee, Arizona, World War II, contributed by Julie Cahill Tarr

A supreme effort of transcription!
Brockton, Massachusetts, City Hall Honor Rolls of the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Firemen, Volunteers, and more, contributed by David McRae

Another wonderful blogger! Barbara Poole has 21 different blog posts with Honor Roll transcriptions.
Here are all her blog post links:

Westford, Massachusetts- Colonial Wars, 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I  

Westford, Massachusetts, Korea and Vietnam

Westford, Massachusetts, World War II

Concord, Massachusetts, Civil War  

Concord, Massachusetts, World War I

Watertown, Massachusetts, World War I and World War II

Watertown, Massachusetts, World War II

Amherst, New Hampshire, World War I

Acton, Massachusetts, Spanish American War

Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, World War I and World War II

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, World War I

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Vietnam

Rockport, Massachusetts, World War I and World War II

Bedford, Massachusetts, World War I

Simsbury, Connecticut, Revolutionary War  

Sunapee, New Hampshire, World War II  

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Copyright (c) 2014, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Please add


    1. It's been added, Charlie. Thanks for contributing this year!

  2. Heather,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

    Have a wonderful weekend!