Military Genealogist Simon Pearce provides an insight into seven medal record collections to help you research your military ancestors
Track down World War One and World War Two Officers
Search and Discover thousands of British Officers in WW1 and WW2 using our Army Lists and other resources from Forces War Records
Discover your ancestor’s Military History
No matter in what avenue your family member served – whether they joined the Forces, did what they could in the factories and fields the Home Front, travelled to tend the sick on the battlefields of the Western Front or worked for the government – theirs
Soldiers of the Great War 1914-18 ‘Getting started researching your military ancestor’
Are you researching YOUR Great-War military ancestor? Let Forces War Records Help you.
First day of the Somme & Researching YOUR Somme Tommy
In the first day of fighting alone, the most deadly of all, 19,290 Allied troops died, 35,493 were wounded, and 2,000 listed as missing. From among these vast numbers, it is possible – and extremely moving – to find out more about your ancestor’s role in
Finding those who fell – The Great War 1914 -1918
Spurred on by the impending end of World War One Centenary — there is an increasing number of people starting to take a real interest in tracing their military ancestors. READ MORE HERE:
QUICK GUIDE TO – Researching YOUR Somme Tommy.
The Battle of the Somme was Britain’s biggest and bloodiest battle and there is a high chance that a member of your family fought there. Helen Tovey, Editor of ‘Family Tree Magazine’ runs through 16 key sources that can help you trace them in WW1. READ M
Tracing Your POW Ancestor – Prisoner of War Records
Are you having trouble discovering details and information on your ancestors POW records? If you are please read this short tutorial taken from our monthly magazine that could help with your research
What are the Royal Navy Ranks and Royal Naval Trades?
Are you having trouble understanding Royal Navy ranks and trades? If you are please read this short tutorial that could help with your research.
Help With Your Military Genealogy Research: A Picture Paints A Thousand Clues…
It’s ‘Black Friday’ tomorrow, and for all crowd haters why not ‘Stay in and Search Friday’ instead, and avoid the crush of the shoppers? And to help you search your military ancestors we’re providing a blog a day until Saturday, here’s the first: ‘Help Wi