Here’s what people have been saying about us…

Arrival in H. M. S. IMPERIEUSE of newspapers for the Fleet. Image © IWM (Q 18103)

Image © IWM (Q 18103)

A huge welcome to all our new members! Lives of the First World War has been open to the public for a mere two days and already the response we’ve had has been incredible; we’ve been blown away by the positive feedback we’ve been getting, and we will continue improving the site based on what you tell us.

Here’s a roundup of some of what people have been saying about us on the blogs so far:

A Barnsley Historian’s View

A great guide by family historian and local history speaker Linda Hutton to finding a relative on Lives of the First World War and adding information.

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Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

An in-depth look at Lives of the First World War and its features by veteran genealogy blogger Dick Eastman.

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Family Tree

A great overview by Helen Tovey, who states that Lives of the First World War will ‘blend the authority of research that is backed-up by official records, with our family memories, so that we can share our ancestors’ life stories and preserve them for the generations to come’.

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History Repeating

Andrew Martin discusses adding information on his great grandfather, Herbert Martin, to Lives of the First World War.

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Sue Wilkes

Author and creative writing tutor Sue Wilkes discussing researching her ancestor, including a mention of Lives of the First World War.

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If you have blogged about Lives of the First World War, let us know. We’d love to read about your experience.

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One Response to Here’s what people have been saying about us…

  1. Shirley Oades says:

    For attention of Matthew Fidler. – On looking at the Lives of the First World War website I saw your name. My maiden name was Fidler and my uncle (father’s older brother) William James Henry Fidler was killed in the First World War. Missing presumed dead, he is remembered with honour on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme. He was 19, was conscripted into the 15thBn. Durham Light Infantry and died on 31.3.1918. I have his diary from 1917. He lived in a small village Hatfield near Doncaster, one of 5 children, a farmer’s son.
    He had started work in the office at Hatfield Colliery after doing very well at Thorne Grammer School. He records seeing an aeroplane, and “stopped at pit until 10p.m. on account of Zeppelins to answer telephone”. He was a boy scout and was also learning shorthand and typing. The diary gives a good insight on scouts, tribunal and the pit at Hatfield. A very young naïve cricket-playing popular boy whose family never recovered from his loss.
    Are we related?

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