Our Web-based Heritage Honor Roll houses the personal histories and life stories created by social legacy network members (sponsors) to preserve the legacy of people or groups important to them (honorees). The Heritage Honor Roll may contain more than one legacy story for an individual or a group—or the legacy story may appear in more than one language—because members have opted to recognize different contributions of the same individual or group or wanted to share the story with non- or limited-English-speaking audiences.
Hyperlinks within the legacy story afford access to videos and/or audio recordings and other Web sites significant to the honoree. Moreover, to enable wider distribution, the legacy story can be posted on the Americans All home page of Legacy Partners.
Social legacy network members creating a legacy story are acknowledged in our Sponsor Directory. The entry includes a link to the sponsor’s legacy story on the Americans All Heritage Honor Roll.
Notes to Heritage Honor Roll Visitors
Within the Heritage Honor Roll, individual honorees in the Americans All Heritage Honor Roll are listed alphabetically by last name. If included, maiden names appear between parentheses and nicknames appear between quotation marks. Group honorees are listed alphabetically by the first word the sponsor entered in the “Group Name” field. However, if the legal or popular name of the group is preceded by the word “The,” such as The Anderson Trio, the name of the group will be alphabetized under the letter “T.” The name of the creator of the legacy story (sponsor) appears in square brackets and at the end of the story. If, in the case of an individual, an exact date of birth or death is not known, we add “c.” to indicate it is an approximation. If, in the case of a group, business or organization, the exact date of formation or disbandment is not known, we add “c.” to indicate it is an approximation. If the individual is still alive or the group, business or organization is still active, we leave the field blank. The honoree’s occupation, field, industry or profession is listed at the end.