- Dear Martin, Thank you for your thoughts. The Hall of Memories has been set up so that an individual only has access to their own collection. This wasMessage 1 of 3 , Feb 5, 2013View SourceDear Martin,Thank you for your thoughts.The Hall of Memories has been set up so that an individual only has access to their own collection. This was purposely done, so that no one can affect the uploaded files of another individual.Having said this, when you identify the photos that you upload, as relating to the Polish Navy (the input form includes a number of areas where the particular military service information is entered), then that collection will come up in a search of the collections. For instance, if you go to the Collections tab of the Hall of Memories, and enter the word Navy in the search box, then you will see that two existing collections come up – (1) Anna Pacewicz Family Collection and the (2) Kresy-Siberia Polish Women’s Navy PMSK collection. Consequently, if you were to set up the Stepek Family collection, and identify the photos as being related to the Polish Navy, then that collection will come up on a search in the future.We will continue to promote the KSVM to the wider diaspora, and encourage individuals to share their personal Navy, Air Force, Army, Refugee Settlement, etc. collections with us. We also continue to negotiate cooperation agreements with organizations so that they also share their collections with us.
Krystyna (Winnipeg, Canada)
-----Apologies again. I blame Windows 8 :-)Anna, thanks so much for this. I might get in touch with Wanda. I have all of my father’s war records from the MoD, and also the records of where his ships - Krakowiak then Slazak - so know most of his whereabouts in the navy from June 1943 to his resettlement in 1946.I’m also grateful to Krystyna and Stefan for pointing out that we have most if not all of the technical capabilities already within the KSVM site to do what I suggested. There seems to me to be 3 separate but linked aspects that need thought through and implemented if this is to be achieved:a) the space online for people to post specifically naval photos so they are registered and searchable as navy; otherwise the photos could just get lost in the ever-growing archive. Remember, it is primarily for people searching for relatives’ photos, which are unlikely to be identified by the people who post them. So they won’t be searchable by their name. Hope that makes senseb) an easy way for people to specify that they’re searching for Polish Navy personnel and be taken to this specific group of photosc) promotion to the wider Polish diaspora that this service / site now exists to allow relatives of Polish WW2 sailors to post their own photos on the site, identifying any people they know; and to allow relatives to search on the site to see if they can find any photos of their naval relatives. If they do so they can tag them by name.Martin StepekAuthor “For There is Hope”“an epic, the tale of one of history’s great wanderings”Neal Ascherson, author of The Struggles for PolandSent from Windows Mail