Thursday, May 12, 2016

Would you like to contribute to the Honor Roll Project for Memorial Day 2016?

Veteran's Park, Hooksett, New Hampshire

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 at the new website for the Honor Roll Project. http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/   Every May I publicize the project for Memorial Day, and again every November for Veteran’s / Armistice Day.   

To participate, leave me a comment below or an email at vrojomit@gmail.com   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:  http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/   

21 comments:

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    1. Great! I'm looking forward to seeing your post!

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  2. What a fantastic idea!!! I'd love to participate.

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  3. Heather,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2016/05/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-may-13-2016.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. It's been a privilege to participate the last couple of years. I traveled a fair bit since Veterans' Day and have 13 posts lined up prior to Memorial Day for your project this year, starting on May 17.

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    1. Wow! Schalene, you are the Honor Roll Queen! Thanks so much for supporting this project in a BIG way!

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    2. It's something genealogy related my husband doesn't roll his eyes at! He's a military history buff so he likes to look for them as well. When we travel he has limited me to detours of one hour only to photograph them...the rascal! ;)

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  5. Mecklenburg County, Virginia, War Memorial
    Clarksburg, VA
    Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, War on Terrorism
    http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-mecklenburg-county-virginia.html

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  6. A correction to my previous contribution: The Mecklenburg County, Virginia, memorial is in Clarksville, not Clarksburg.

    Pamlico County, North Carolina Honor Roll
    Bayboro, NC
    World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Merchant Marine
    https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-pamilco-county-north.html

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  7. Wayne County Revolutionary War Plaque
    Wayne County, West Virginia
    Revolutionary War
    http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-wayne-county-west-virginia.html

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  8. Sharpsburg World War I Honor Roll
    Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland
    World War I
    http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-town-of-sharpsburg-maryland.html

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  9. Pittsfield Civil War Honor Roll
    Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
    Civil War
    https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-city-of-pittsfield.html

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  10. Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial
    Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts
    Vietnam
    https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-berkshire-county.html

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  11. Town of Lee Massachusetts James Burt Veterans Memorial Park honor rolls
    Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts
    World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf
    https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-town-of-lee-massachusetts.html

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  12. Town of Otis World War II Honor Roll
    Otis, Berkshire, Massachusetts
    World War II
    https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-town-of-otis-massachusetts.html

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  13. Town of Berne World War II Honor Roll
    Berne, Albany, New York
    World War II
    http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-town-of-berne-new-york-world.html

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  14. This is a great idea and a wonderful project. Thank you so much. Here is my post. WWI Memorial, Rockville Centre, NY
    http://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-project-south-side-middle.html

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  15. Town of Hyde Park War Memorials
    Hyde Park, Duchess, New York
    World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf
    http://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-town-of-hyde-park-new-york.html

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  16. Hi Heather,
    Another post from Rockville Centre, NY. Thank you again for this project!
    http://trippingovermyroots.blogspot.com/2016/05/honor-roll-project-veterans-memorial.html

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  17. I tagged you, but here is the link to my Millers Falls post from this week:
    http://genealogygathering.blogspot.com/2016/05/millers-falls-paper-roll-of-honor.html
    We'll have to see if there are names on Greylock when it is open again.

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