… where I collect all my data that I look up, when working with my research … Excel is perfect … 🙂
When I do my research of the soldiers that you see on my site, you only see a small part of my data that I have collected. In my large database, where I keep all the facts that I find, I collect following data about my around 100 soldiers that I have in the database for the moment:
|Unit – Brigade and Battalion|
|Date of birth|
|Verified birthplace – Place of birth in Sweden – Churchbook link|
|Date of decease|
|Age when they fell|
|Status of Personal Page on site|
|Google Earth positions – where they fell – where they are buried (Virtual Tour link)|
|Unit diary from the day when they fell|
|Link to cemetery/monument where they are buried or commemorated|
|Country where they fell|
|Region where they fell|
|Participation of any specific battle|
Please feel free to look around in the different links in the menu, and please dont hesitate to ask any questions, or post any comments.
… The work with trying to find all the small pieces in every individial puzzle is not so easy as it look sometimes. You think you are close to some information just to close the gap for a moment, but then you cant find the last information you need to make the initial picture clear enough. Then it is time to try to ask the outer world for some tips, but that can also take some time.
One thing that is good with this work is that you learn a lot of how to find information, and you are also getting better and better to try other ways of finding data.
But the most interesting thing is that you are getting thoughts in your head that opens up other perspectives on things that you bring up in your research. This job will never end, it is so interesting, and will keep me busy for years and years to come.
The Soldiers list is now updated with more positions in the Google Earth Project. I will soon continue to develop the soldiers own personal pages. Please come back soon for more info.