The Digital Historian Project

An Experiential Learning Partnership between the UGDSB and the DCMA

Digital Historian Veteran Research

The average person living in Dufferin County would be surprised on how many of its citizens were veterans that fought in World War One and World War Two. Sadly this is because many of their stories go untold or are lost in newspapers being discarded by an increasingly digital society. Well the members of the Digital Historian Program with the Dufferin County Museum staff are working to change that. Currently they are combing old newspapers and war documents, or if they are lucky, interviewing the veterans themselves, to try to piece together their story which might otherwise be lost to future generations. Their findings will all be published digitally into an E-book by the end of June. 

A word from Digital Historian Project Leader Neil Orford: "Watching the DHP students dig into Veteran research is really rewarding - each student gets a special story and develops a remarkably layered & textured  biography. The results are both moving and important for posterity."