Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

6/8/2007

Family History Research and British Military History, 1801-1945

Many of the enquiries received by British Library Newspapers reflect a growing interest in genealogy among both academic researchers and the public.

Newspapers themselves provide a wealth of information relating to:

biographical details of individual soldiers, sailors & airmen and their service records
individual battalions, regiments, Royal Navy and merchant ships, and
specific battles and campaigns from all theatres of conflict,
which often expands upon the facts and data which can be gleaned from the official records. More often than not, the best sources of information on individual soldiers, regiments, and battalions can be found in regional newspapers. During the Boer War (1899-1902) and both the First and the Second World Wars, local newspapers published. for more click here

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