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

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