[Olive Tree Genealogy Blog] Calling All Romantics! Bring Out Yer Love Letters!!
- I am fascinated by old letters. One of my websites
PastVoices<http://pastvoices.com>reflects my determination to bring
these poignant old letters online. Now we
have a very interesting call to genealogists to dig into their closets,
their attics and their basements to look for love letters.
MyHeritage.com is calling upon the British public to delve into their attics
and shoe boxes to find ancestral love letters, and submit them via
www.myheritage.com/loveletters. Participants are also welcome to submit more
recently-written love letters and messages for consideration.
The best submissions will be featured on the special competition webpage
within MyHeritage.com, with the most romantic British love letter of all
time � as chosen by Wendy Holden (author of The School For Husbands,
Beautiful People and Gallery Girl) � being announced on Friday Feb. 25th
2011. Full competition terms and conditions online
To provide inspiration, MyHeritage.com has teamed-up with a number of
leading UK museums and archives � including the British Library, The Royal
Naval Museum, and The Imperial War Museum � to obtain scans (and
transcripts) of significant British love letters from the past 500 years.
These includes 17-year-old Margery Brews 500 year old love letter, and
poignant missives penned by an unknown World War Two airman based in
Yorkshire. The historical British love letters can be found in an online
gallery at www.myheritage.com/loveletters
The initiative is part of a drive by MyHeritage.com to encourage people to
collect and preserve their family memories online � past and present.
Romances between older living relatives and ancestors, often illustrated in
love letters, are a critical point in every family�s history. With over 54
million users around the world, MyHeritage.com has become the leading place
online for creating and sharing a family tree.
Details may be found at
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2/17/2011 11:02:00 AM
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