Category Archives: TOOLKIT

History Pin WWI Hub

If you are a group, organisation or community that has decided to start a WWI commemorative project then you might be interested in the History Pin WWI Hub.

You can use the History Pin WWI Hub to share your project and collaborate with others who, like you, have felt motivated to commemorate and remember those who fought in World War 1. Many people would like to take part in these projects but don’t always know who they can contact or what might be going on in a village or town not far away.

History Pin WWI Hub

Why not use the hub and put your project on the map?

The First World War Centenary hub provides a digital home for these projects, drawing materials together so that people can find and take part in local commemorative activities and is very simple to use.

Sign in or join, set up your profile and you’re ready to start pinning. You can explore what others are pinning without needing to join (it costs you nothing) and who knows you might become inspired to set up your own little project. Hampshire History has launched a project to capture images of all of Hampshire’s War Memorials. If you have something to share contact

Petersfield War Memorial on History Pin
Petersfield War Memorial Hampshire UK


Small Scale Time Lines

Small scale or local timelines are a super way of gathering masses of data and presenting it in a simple but informative way. Local timelines are also a good way for a whole community to get involved with a local history project.

WW1 Postcards

WW1 Postcards a rich resource and a visual opportunity, find out how to discover and use the 20K plus postcards on Europeana for the period 1914-1918 and muse over how you might dig-out what ephemera you might have in your loft or research boxes that might help you and others connect and make that next step n researching your project wehther for your family history social, local or special interest project. In the first year of the 100th centenary of WW1 will there ever be such an opportunity to explore and discover what happened and better understand those momentous events?

Family History and Evernote

Family history involves collecting, organizing and retrieving masses of disparate data, is an enormous task. Seeing connections across pieces of data is vital but difficult to manage. Family historians using cloud computing can use Evernote to store and search material by tagging data, making it incredibly easy to retrieve.

Family History and Dropbox

Family history is a data rich hobby, collecting, organizing and analyzing the data takes years of hard work which is why using cloud computing has become such a vital part of the family history toolkit.

Family History and Cloud Computing

Family History and Cloud Computing

How can use ‘cloud computing’ to aid your family history research. Think of the volume of data you have stored about the history of your family. Are you sure your data is backed up and retrievable in the face of a meltdown of your PC? How can you collect research data on your tablet / laptop and have it synced to your PC?

Research Notes Collect Curate and Citate

Do you want to use the best FREE tools for the job of managing saving curating collecting and organising lots of data and disparate resources? Whatever your history project, the net and some great tools are there to help you. Toss out the overwhelming bookmarks and make way for something completely different….