Join me in the Honor Roll Project!Heather Rojo over at Nutfield Genealogy got me thinking. She has a great ongoing project posted on her blog. Here is an excerpt from Heather’s blog post on May 20:
“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.“
That is so neat on so many levels! Remembering veterans, preserving genealogical info so it’s not lost forever, adding it to the web so that it might help another researcher. Cool!
Unfortunately I can’t think of one monument in my area that fits Heather’s description but don’t count me out just yet!
As a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Lizabeth A. Turner, Tent 23, I have an idea. I’ve been past Ohio Dept. President and past Tent 23 President. I have access to our groups photos, minutes and various other papers. Lots of genealogical information if your grandmother or great-grandmother was a member of Lizabeth A. Turner Tent 23.
In fact I found this fabulous bit of history recently in some of our tent’s records. It’s a small booklet for the Mart Armstrong GAR Post No. 202. The Roster is dated 1908 when the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) held their encampment in Lima, Ohio. I’m sure the members of Tent 23 were involved in the preparations of the encampment. That’s why we have a copy of the roster.
So I want to take the next several days to transcribe this booklet. I want these Civil War veterans names recorded and available to family that just may be searching for them. I would consider it an honor if I had helped someone find out a little more about their Civil War ancestor.
I’ll start with page one tomorrow. Thanks Heather for this wonderful idea!!