We intend to collect and scan family histories and materials connected to the Great War and to place them on our pages in The People’s Collection. Twelve members and three visitors came together to the Meirionnydd Record Office for a day of training by Hazel Thomas and Rhian Davies, from The People’s Collection. Among our guests was Craig Owen, newly appointed director of the national project, ‘Wales for Peace, based at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff. We hope to link part of our work on their website, in conjunction with The People’s Collection website. Our work leans towards remembrance and lessons learned as we continue to research into some of the effects of the war on Merioneth.
We experienced a busy and intensive day of training as we learned about copyright laws and how to scan materials to specific standards. We are very grateful for this effective training and for the encouragement to continue in a professional manner.