Friday, April 24, 2015

What is ‘Story Me’?

At the Kingston Frontenac Public Library in Kingston, Ontario, there is an online section that is called Story Me.

It is a programe through which the library collects images and stories (audio interviews) from Kingston-Frontenac residents. Images and recordings will be added to their local history collection to preserve memories from residents of all walks of lie. You can read these stories online.

Also under the umbrella of the Story Me project is also the WWI Postcard Project. 

Our Home Town, Home Front postcard project invites Kingston-Frontenac residents to learn about the families who lived in their communities during World War I. Everyone is welcome to participate, and to share stories and discoveries with everyone.

Some of the stories are - 

Thomas Hancock, 155 Bagot Street, was captured at the Battle of St. Julien and spent much of the war in a German prisoner-of-war camp.

Benjamin Davy and his brothers Irvin Davy both enlisted from their family home at 50 O’Kill Street, which is now part of the Queen’s University campus.

If you want to read the stories, they are at

If you want to contact Story Me, it is at

The website of the Kingston Branch Genealogical Society is at

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