Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

The Na­tional Army Mu­seum is search­ing for vol­un­teers to help tell per­sonal sto­ries from the Bat­tle of Water­loo.

Fol­low­ing sup­port from the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund, the Lon­don mu­seum has digi­tised hun­dreds of di­aries and let­ters penned by men who fought in the fa­mous bat­tle and other con­flicts of the Napoleonic Wars.

Al­though the ma­te­rial has been scanned, the text is not yet search­able. To make it more ac­ces­si­ble, peo­ple are in­vited to tag and tran­scribe the pages so they can be added to the mu­seum’s On­line Col­lec­tion (­linecol­lec­tion) for re­searchers to ex­plore.

The tran­scrip­tion is car­ried out en­tirely on­line, mean­ing vol­un­teers can work from home and in their own time. To find out more about the pro­ject and get in­volved, visit

A let­ter sent by Cap­tain Ed­ward Kelly to his wife af­ter fight­ing at Water­loo

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