Garden of the unforgotten

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Garden of the unforgotten

  1. 1. Garden of the Unforgotten Discovering Oshawa’s Fallen Heroes Nicole Adams BA, MLIS
  2. 2. The Project To research the personal histories of each person listed on Oshawa’s Memorial. To discover more about those who gave their lives. To make the completed document available to all.
  3. 3. The Process • Make a list of the names on the memorial. • Research each name and gather details. – Library resources • Newspapers, scrapbooks – Web resources • Military records, war memorial pages • Provincial vital records • Compile data into an easy to read
  4. 4. 1939-1945 1914-1918
  5. 5. Oshawa’s Book of Remembrance
  6. 6. RCAF Memories scrapbook
  7. 7. Library and Archives Canada
  8. 8. Canadian Virtual War Memorial
  9. 9. Challenges • Common surnames • Inscription errors • No records online • Missing newspapers for that era
  10. 10. Future Directions • Conduct on-site research in Ottawa • Publish complete list online and in print. • Make copies available at: – Library – Archives – Legion – City – Schools
  11. 11. Questions?

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