TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
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The Tennessee State Library and Archives launched Over Here, Over There: Tennesseans in the First World War, a major effort to collect digital records of how World War I affected Tennesseans. Archivists travel throughout the state to digitally scan and photograph documents, maps, photographs, uniforms and other artifacts related to World War I that are owned by private citizens.
The next event will be held at the Morton Museum of Collierville History, located at 196 Main Street near the Collierville town square. Items will be digitally recorded from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Feb. 28 and from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. March 1. The archivists will not actually take possession of the items from the owners but will provide tips on how to care for these rare treasures.
People living in West Tennessee are encouraged to bring in letters, photographs, diaries, military records, maps, sketches, weapons, uniforms and other items related to the war. All items must be original (no photocopies or reproductions) and owned by the person bringing them to the event.
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