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Saturday, March 14, 2009

RED CROSS WWI CASUALTIES ARCHIVE “DISCOVERED”

Records unearthed in the basement of the Geneva office of the International Red Cross contain information on 20 million soldiers from 30 countries who were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner during WWI. The Red Cross has set aside monies to digitize these records, and hopes to have them online by 2014, 100th anniversary of the start of WWI:

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Note: It seems to me that an inventory of basements of many large organizations is in order. Who knows what genealogical treasures have been "buried" for 50 or more years?

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