Saturday, 4 January 2014

Red Cross WW1 records

Digitization of the archives of the International Agency for Prisoners of War (1914-1919) started in late 2010 and was to be completed in early 2014. That's according to information from the ICRC posted in July 2011. The collection is a "series of lists, around 500,000 pages, and a card index counting 6 million cards."
Its one of the databases I'm looking forward to this year.
In the meantime there's news of a British Red Cross project to digitize some 244,000 personnel records for volunteers from the First World War with the resulting database to be free to access online.
via BritishGENES at http://goo.gl/DUhU2e

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