Glenn Wright presentation to OGS Ottawa Branch

Today, Saturday 23 Oct 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Title: Silent No More: Researching Our Great War Dead

Speaker: Glenn Wright

Details: Documenting fatal casualties was an enormous undertaking during and immediately after the Great War. One of the first illustrated guides to the cemeteries in France and Belgium was Sidney C. Hurst’s Silent Cities, published in 1929. Now, more than a century after the war ended and with easy access to personnel records, we can break the silence and tell the story of our ancestors who served and died in the war. With the proliferation of online information, including death and burial documentation, newspapers and community-based research, we can document our war dead as never before. This presentation will look at the development of memorials and cemeteries and, more importantly, will review the major resources, well-known and not so well-known, that are available online and elsewhere, for researching Canada’s Great War dead.

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