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Researching men who served in the Army and Navy before 1914


This talk introduces the key sources for researching men who served in the forces between the mid-seventeenth century, when the modern Army and Navy, was set up and the outbreak of war in August 1914. It covers sources available both online, at The National Archives and other archives. In particularly there will be an emphasis on key sources relating to service records for both officers and other ranks, pay books and muster rolls, and pension records. There will be plenty of time for questions and comments.

Can't make this time? Book anyway as this talk will be recorded and available to watch for 2 weeks. 

Simon FowlerAbout the speaker: Simon is an experienced family history teacher, writer and researcher. He worked for The National Archives on and off for over thirty years. Today he is a professional researcher mainly on family history and military topics. He has written regularly for genealogy magazines and has authored over two dozen books. Simon teaches at Dundee University, Pharos Tutors and regularly lectures for the Society of Genealogists. He is the author of Tracing Your Army Ancestors and Tracing Your First World War Ancestors, published by Pen & Sword.

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