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WWI Family History Roadshow
at the Hunt Museum, Limerick

Monday 5 November from 10am to 5pm

Europeana is Europe’s digital library, archive and museum and is based at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague.

Europeana launched its 1914-1918 Family History Project in Germany in 2011 to collect and preserve online memorabilia and family stories from WWI. The project has been rolled out across 10 countries in Europe creating a unique pan-European virtual archive of World War One.

Read more on the Project to date »

Are your great-grandfather's letters home from the Front in a box in your attic? Have you laughed or cried over your great-grandmother's WWI letters or postcards? Are there First World War photos from far-flung places in your family albums? Well then, we'd like to see them and hear your family stories about them!

We're helping to build Europe's first ever online archive of private stories and material from World War One in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war in 1914, and we need your help.

On Monday 5 November, we're holding a WWI Family History Roadshow at the beautiful Hunt Museum in Limerick. If you can come along and join us there between 10am and 5pm, we'd love to see you. All WWI memorabilia welcome (photos, letters, postcards, medals, coins...). We'll scan or photograph what you bring along, and they'll be archived online along with your family stories that bring these objects to life. To see the treasures and amazing stories people shared with us back in March when we had our first Roadshow Day in Dublin, have a look here.

There'll be historians and experts on hand to answer your questions on the day, and we'll be joined by Mr Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, whose Department has made these Roadshow Days possible.

Places are limited so if you'd like to come along to the Hunt Museum on Rutland Street, Limerick on Monday 5 November between 10am and 5pm, book your place now by calling (01) 603 0346 or emailing Don't forget to let us know whether you'd prefer a morning or afternoon slot.
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