New volunteer project begins in Research Centre
This week is National Volunteer Week. Much invaluable work is undertaken by volunteers at the Memorial, and last Friday marked the beginning of a new volunteer project within the Research Centre.
Six of the Memorial’s Online Research volunteers have started to index the approximately 324,000 names on the digitised First World War Nominal Roll. This project, which is expected to span several years, will help to enrich the Research Centre’s online resources by making the information on the Nominal Roll more accessible and easier to search. We greatly appreciate the time that our volunteers have taken to assist with this project.
Online Research volunteer Joan Pitt entered the first sheet of names for the project (pictured below).
Joan has been a volunteer at the Memorial since 2004, when she began volunteering her time in the Discovery Room (an earlier incarnation of the Discovery Zone). She has since spent every Friday morning helping visitors with family research in the Memorial's galleries, and we are now lucky to have her working on the Nominal Roll project.
This project will support the expansion of the Memorial’s online resources as we approach the First World War Centenary. More information on related projects can be found here.