World War One Family History Day
Do you have a box hidden deep in the attic or under the bed that holds your great-grandfather’s diaries? Maybe a letter from the front line? Or a photo taken at the time? Is there a special story behind it?
If so, the National Library of Ireland wants to see it.
The Library in conjunction with Oxford University and Europeana (Europe’s digital library, museum and archive) is building the first ever online European archive of private stories and documents from World War One in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war in 1914 – and it is looking for your help in order to achieve this.
We are inviting you to bring your World War One memorabilia to the NLI, where it will be digitised and added to the Europeana online archive, along with the stories that bring these objects to life. Places on the roadshow day are limited. To book your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of our events are free. If you would like this to continue, you can support our Events Programme by making a donation. Donation boxes are located throughout the NLI buildings.