Category Archives: Help and Advice

Volunteering for Lives of the First World War

With over 100,000 members and more than 7.6 million Life Stories, Lives of the First World War continues to thrive during the centenary period. To support the IWM team, a group of 16 dedicated Volunteers offer both their time and expertise to help shape … Continue reading

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Planning a gathering over Easter? Ask your family about your First World War connection

The Easter holidays are a great opportunity to ask your relatives about your family history. Here are five top tips to researching your First World War connection:   Remember the golden rule: always work backwards from what you know. Sketch out … Continue reading

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Planning a gathering over Christmas? Ask your family about your First World War connection

The Christmas holidays are a great opportunity to ask your relatives about your family history. Here are five top tips to researching your First World War connection:   Remember the golden rule: always work backwards from what you know. Sketch … Continue reading

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Top tips for researching Victoria Cross Recipients

Was your ancestor awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War, or are you researching the life story of a VC winner? IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk talks us through some of her top tips for researching VC recipients. On 29 … Continue reading

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5 steps: Connecting images from The Illustrated First World War

The Illustrated London News’ new website ‘The Illustrated First World War’ launched on the 1 August 2014. In this guest blog post, ILN’s Patrick Wingrove talks you through how to search for incredible images on the site and connect them … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for digitising paper, photographs and books

When Lives of the First World War launches on 12 May you’ll be able to upload digital images of items from your collection, including photographs, letters and diary pages. Here are 10 tips from IWM Conservator Tina Kelly for digitising paper objects … Continue reading

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10 things to do before Lives of the First World War launches

With the launch of Lives of the First World War on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of a few things you can do between now and then to make sure you’re ready to start contributing to the platform this … Continue reading

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