Researching for the Project - Overview

Typically, the help we require includes:

  • Visiting locations in Hertfordshire to confirm the existence or otherwise of memorials
  • Transcribing the names from memorials or their photographs to enable research
  • Visiting memorials to photograph them and any names appearing
  • Visiting cemeteries to photograph the headstones of the men and women
  • Researching memorial names by adding basic information from the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s database and submit using:
    • The online database submission forms - requires pre-registration with HAW
  • Adding further information from additional resources and other research opportunities (‘advanced’ research), such as:
    • The Soldiers Died in the Great War
    • The census
    • The men’s service records
    • Investigating contemporary newspapers
    • Naming men in photographs

The above text and the links to the left deal with the project’s research requirements, but if research is not what you are interested in there are other ways to help, e.g. using Word or Excel skills, helping at events or manning the roving museum please contact us via Contribute - Help the Project.