our new web site for this project.
One of DCNRHS' major projects is to professionally
In addition, DCNRHS is incorporating oral histories of Washington, D.C. area railroaders into the project, a effort that got underway last fall. The oral history component, which will capture the stories and recollections in video and written form as told through the railroaders' first-hand experiences. This effort is especially critical as father time marches on. We want their stories available for future generations. The geneology project mentioned in last month's newsletter may also be included.
We are looking for individuals to participate in and contribute to the project, in the following ways:
If you have questions about the project or would like to contribute in any of the ways mentioned in this article, please contact us. We will also accept monetary gifts to help support the project.
more about the Genealogy Research Effort
The Employes Magazine contained a variety of information including company news and announcements, various advertisements, notices about promotions, deaths, births, welfare of railroad families, and other items of interest across the B&O system. Local representatives contributed to the magazine. An example article appears in the next column.
As part of our digital history project, DCNRHS is looking for a volunteer(s) to create digital genealogical records of these magazines and to help us make them available on-line. If you are interested in working on such a project to help us make this information available in a digital format, please contact us.
NOTE: If you are looking for genealogy information, at this time we regret that cannot help you until this project is completed. A portion of the magazines are available for review at our library. Please do not ask for research help at this time.
more about the Oral History Effort
contact us. We would like to hear your story and consider it for inclusion in our oral history project. We are creating a digital video record of former railroaders and making it available on-line and for other educational purposes.
We are also seeking individuals to help us record the oral histories though quality digital video captures of these stories, transcribers (or to help us create a written record, and interviewers to help solicit the stories. If you have an interest in railroading this is a project that puts the people in the historical context of the old equipment, photos, buildings, and ephemera we are all so fond of. DCNRHS will pay for the costs of consumables, and provide training where appropriate. We assume videographers can provide their own equipment.
Here are some links to a few sample videos from our project:
B&O Employes Magazine – Volume I – No 1. October 1912 cover from collection of J. Lilly
Historic Capitol Limited Photo by Bill Hakkarinen.
Oral History Session Photo by J. Lilly