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Family tree research part 5

Family tree research part 5

World War II records Anyone who has researched the World War I records could well be disappointed at the comparatively limited availability of equivalent records for World War II. The main reason is that records of Britain’s Armed Forces are still classified documents held by the Ministry of Defence. If a member of your family … Continue reading

Family tree research part 4

Family tree research part 4

Military Records – World War I At the beginning of the war in 1914, the British Army comprised 730,000 troops but millions enlisted out of a deep sense of patriotism so that, by the end of the war in 1918, more than seven million men had seen action. Every detail of those soldiers’ army lives … Continue reading

Family tree research part 3

In this part I’ll be going over ordering of certificates online. Don’t use Ancestry ordering service I should point out straight away that this hasn’t affected me directly because I’ve never used it, mainly due to the pricing structure. If you use Ancestry.co.uk you may have seen the link to order certificates.  Some of you may … Continue reading

Family tree research part 2

What records should you look at? Well, anything really. There are various sources that hold records of events. Family documents and local newspapers are obvious choices; nowadays a lot of local newspapers around the country are online, which means that if you know a person lived in a certain town miles away from you, it’s … Continue reading

Family tree research

I’ve been offline for a few days over the bank holiday weekend catching up on my family tree research.  Whilst doing that I thought that it might be a good subject for a series of articles. So, starting at the beginning with what I’ve learnt in relation to software and starting your research. There are … Continue reading

A family fable – the truth is out there!

It’s an old family story that apparently there is a connection to the famous painter Sir William Beechey. I don’t remember how old I was when I first heard this, but I know I was still at school. It didn’t really register – I was a kid and I was more interested in playing football! … Continue reading