Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018 Honor Roll Project Volunteers

World War I Honor Roll
New Milford, Connecticut by Patti Crispo

The Honor Roll Project collects transcriptions and photographs of military monuments with the names of military veterans from parks, schools, civic buildings, books and other places all over the USA and abroad.  You can see the complete list of Honor Roll contributions to this project at this link: The Honor Roll Project  https://honorrollproject.weebly.com/

Twice a year, for Memorial Day and for Veterans 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, Bing, Yahoo and others.  Family members searching online 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.

From the thousands of names transcribed by Janice Webster Brown for her second year of blogging about World War I veterans in New Hampshire, and the thousands of names transcribed by Schalene Dagutis over many months this winter, to the tiny little memorial in Bristol, Rhode Island by Michael Davies, all are important honor rolls for their communities.  And all are important finds for anyone searching for ancestors online.

It is a simple project, and 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.

Here are this year's volunteer contributions.   Please thank them for their hard work by leaving comments on their individual blog posts.


Connecticut

Woodbury,  WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, by Marian Burke Wood
Massachusetts

Abington, MA  WW1, WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, by Bill West (updated since 2013 with one new name added)
https://westinnewengland.blogspot.com/2018/05/the-military-honor-roll-project-2018.html

Rutland, Old Burial Ground, French & Indian War, by Vera Marie Badertscher

Sudbury, King Philip’s War,  by Vera Marie Badertscher
Massachusetts

Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology World War II, by Heather Wilkinson Rojo

Wendall, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam,  by Sara Campbell
https://rememberingancestors.blogspot.com/2018/05/memorial-day-2018-wendell-war-memorials.html     


New Hampshire

Alton WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Atkinson WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Chester, WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Colebrook: WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Deerfield: Revolutionary War,  1812, Civil War, Spanish War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, by Heather Rojo

Dover WWI by Janice Webster Brown

East Kingston, WWI, by Janice Webster Brown
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2018/05/14/new-hampshire-wwi-military-heroes-of-east-kingston/ 

Franklin WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Goffstown, WWI by Janice Webster Brown
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2018/05/24/new-hampshire-wwi-military-heroes-of-goffstown/

Hanover, WWI, by Janice Webster Brown
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2018/05/26/new-hampshire-wwi-military-heroes-of-hanover/

Haverhill and Pike, WWI, by Janice Webster Brown
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2018/05/21/new-hampshire-wwi-military-heroes-of-haverhill-and-pike/ 

Hillsborough, WWI, by Janice Webster Brown
http://www.cowhampshireblog.com/2018/05/12/new-hampshire-wwi-military-heroes-of-hillsborough/ 

Hopkinton and Contoocook WWI by Janice Webster Brown
Keene WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Lancaster WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Lebanon WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Mont Vernon WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Portsmouth WWI by Janice Webster Brown

Temple: WWI, WWII, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Peacekeeping, by June Butka
 https://damegussie.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/temple-new-hampshire-veterans-memorial/  




New York

Albany, Lexington Park, Vietnam, by Schalene Dagutis 

Ballston Spa, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Mexican War, 1812, by Schalene Dagutis

Ballston Spa, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Submariners, by Schalene Dagutis   https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-veterans-park-ballston-spa.html

Bolton, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, 1812, Civil War, Spanish American, Mexican, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Military Actions 1958 - 2000, by Schalene Dagutis
https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-town-of-bolton-veterans.html 

Cohoes, Spanish American War, WWII, Vietnam, by Schalene Dagutis
https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-veterans-memorial-park.html

Coxsackie, WWII, by Schalene Dagutis

Hudson, Columbia County, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, by Schalene Dagutis

Rhinebeck, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, by Schalene Dagutis
https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-61-east-market-street.html

Saratoga Springs, WWI, by Schalene Dagutis

Schenectady, Veterans Park, WWI, And WWII at the courthouse by Schalene Dagutis
Sharon Springs Central School, WWI, WWII, and Korea, by Schalene Dagutis

Stockport, WWI, by Schalene Dagutis

Troy’s Riverfront Park, 1959 – 1975,  by Schalene Dagutis

Troy’s Washington Park, WWI,  by Schalene Dagutis

Waterford, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Schalene Dagutis
https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-soldiers-and-sailors.html  


North Carolina

Wayneville, Korea,  by Amada Pape
https://abt-unk.blogspot.com/2018/05/military-monday-korean-war-veterans.html   

Rhode Island

Bristol,  Iraq War,  by Michael Davies
https://talltalesofafamily.blogspot.com/2018/05/memorial-corner.html    


Virginia

Amherst County, Vietnam, by Schalene Dagutis
https://tangledrootsandtrees.blogspot.com/2018/05/honor-roll-amherst-county-virginia.html   



Please consider volunteering to help The Honor Roll Project.  Just photograph an honor roll, transcribe the names, and post these on your blog.  Send me a comment below, or an email at vrojomit@gmail.com   I will add your contribution to The Honor Roll Project website at any time of the year.  

Thanks!

The Honor Roll Project   http://honorrollproject.weebly.com/   


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