Sunday, September 23, 2007

WWII Veterans

24-7 Family History Circle » Celebrates Stories of America’s Everyday War Heroes as “The War” Remembers WWII Veterans:

"According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, America loses approximately 1,000 WWII veterans every day. Their vanishing legacies have sparked a growing consciousness to capture their stories, even as Ken Burns and PBS showcase the “everyday WWII American heroes” in the upcoming 14-hour long documentary “The War.” is the perfect venue for honoring these everyday heroes and preserving their extraordinary stories.

On, individuals can create family trees with biographical profiles dedicated to remembering the personal experiences of their ancestors, including those who served in the military. As part of these profiles, users can upload photos, create a timeline of life events, write stories and add scanned images such as letters written from the battlefront, service awards and other precious documents.

Now, users can initiate audio recording directly from their family tree, recording conversations over the telephone or through a computer microphone. The new audio tool provides a free, easy method to create and preserve family oral histories

. With a webcam, an individual can also record and archive video."


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