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Air Force Lives. A Guide for Family Historians

Air Force Lives. A Guide for Family Historians

P Tomaselli (2013)

The book explains the history of the RAF, which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its postwar development.

£12.99

Air Force Records for Genealogists

Air Force Records for Genealogists

W Spencer (2000)

A Public Record Office guide explaining how to trace the careers of both officers and other ranks using records held at the PRO and elsewhere.

£9.99

An Introduction to British Army Tradition and Records

An Introduction to British Army Tradition and Records

I. Swinnerton (1996)

An insight into the foundation, commands and ranks, uniforms, identification of regiments and records of the British army.

£2.95

Dating Old Army Photographs

Dating Old Army Photographs

R Pols (2011)

This book examines army photographs from the mid 1800's to the second world war.

£5.95

Location of British Army Records 1914-1918

Location of British Army Records 1914-1918

N. Holding & I. Swinnerton (1999)

A catalogue of various sources, arranged county by county, of records held locally and nationally to help find ancestral and historical information on the First World War.

£5.95

Militia Lists and Musters, 1757-1876

Militia Lists and Musters, 1757-1876

J. Gibson & M. Medlycott (2013)

The survival and location of the listings.

£4.95

More Sources of World War 1 Army Ancestry

More Sources of World War 1 Army Ancestry

N. Holding (1998)

Explains how to find and use lesser used sources such as family papers and photographs.

£5.45

My Ancestor was a Royal Marine

My Ancestor was a Royal Marine

K Divall (2008)

This new book provides guidance in tracing ancestors who served in the Royal Marines. The book outlines the records available and where to find them and includes a chapter on the history of the service.

£6.95

My Ancestor was a Woman at War

My Ancestor was a Woman at War

E. Jolly (2013)

This book aims to explore the wide range of roles undertaken by women during wartime. A useful aid in tracing a female ancestors military career, the book also considers wider research into the role of women at war, with a particular emphasis on the Victorian era and the First and Second World Wars. The book includes case studies, and guides to available records and sources.

£9.99

My Ancestor was in the British Army

My Ancestor was in the British Army

C.T. & M.J. Watts (2009)

A guide for family historian in researching their ancestors who served in the British Army from 1660. The book covers the wealth of sources available in archives and online.

£9.99

My Ancestor was in the Royal Navy

I Waller (2014)

A guide to understanding how to trace an ancestor in the Royal Navy and how to get the most from the records.

£12.99

Naval Records

Naval Records

N.A.M. Rodger

A comprehensive guide to finding and using these records for family history research

£15.00

Records of the RAF How to Find the Few

Records of the RAF How to Find the Few

E. Wilson (1991)

How to trace your RAF ancestors using the records of the Public Record Office and those elsewhere.

£3.95

Tracing Your Army Ancestors

Tracing Your Army Ancestors

S. Fowler (2013)

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the British army, its history or organization, family historian Simon Fowler explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. The author also describes resources available online as well as books and campaign histories. Worked examples are included which show how the records can be used to discover the career of an individual or a specific action, and particular attention is paid to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation - this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

£12.99

Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

S. Fowler (2013)

Useful for a beginner or the more experienced it includes all you need to know. It covers all the forces, and also those from the Commonwealth, America, France and Germany. Contains a bibliography and an internet guide.

£14.99

Tracing Your Naval Ancestors

Tracing Your Naval Ancestors

B. Pappalardo (2003)

A comprehensive guide explaining the diverse range of records and secondary sources which can be used to trace genealogical and career information for those who have served in the Royal Navy, the naval reserve and auxiliary forces. It covers the period 1660 to modern times.

£14.99

Tracing your Naval Ancestors

S. Fowler (2011)

This concise guide to naval history and naval records is essential reading and reference for anyone researching the fascinating story of Britain's Navy and the men and women who served in it. Whether you are interested in the career of an individual seaman, finding out about a medal winner or just want to know more about a particular ship, campaign or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. This book shows you how to trace an officer, petty officer or rating from the seventeenth century up to the 1960s using records at the National Archives and elsewhere. The book also covers the specialist and auxiliary services associated with the Navy. In each section he explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can be used for research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs.

£12.99

Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors

S. Fowler (2006)

This book is designed to help you if you are starting out tracing your WWII ancestors, but it will also be useful to more experienced researchers.

£9.99

Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors

P. Tomaselli (2011)

A guide to how to locate and understand the sources for WWII and get the most out of them. He explains how, and from where, service records can be obtained, using real examples showing what they look like and how to interpret them. He also examines records of the military units relatives might have served in so their careers can be followed in graphic detail. The three armed services are covered, along with the merchant navy, the Home Guard, civilian services, prisoners of war, gallantry and campaign medals, casualties, women's services and obscure wartime organizations. Also included are a glossary of service acronyms, information on useful websites, an introduction to the National Archives and details of other useful sources.

£12.99

Tracing Your Service Women Ancestors

M Ingham (2012)

This book outlines the history of the different women's services, their uniforms and give examples of what life was like in the services for women. It focuses on what records survive and what they will tell you.

£14.99

Tracing Your Tank Ancestors

D. Fletcher & J. Tait (2011)

If you want to find out about the career of a soldier who served in tanks, are researching medals awarded to a tank crew member or just want to know more about a particular regiment squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. It describes their development from their formation during the First World War, through the Second World War and on to their role as an essential part of the British army of the present day. Most important, they demonstrate how you can explore this history for yourself. They describe the records that are available and show how they can help you to reconstruct the career of a soldier who served in tanks or was connected with them. They also describe the kind of work the soldiers did, the armoured vehicles they worked with, and the men and women they served alongside.

£12.99

War Memorials A Guide for Family Historians

War Memorials A Guide for Family Historians

S. Tall (2014)

A beginners guide.

£6.50

World War I Army Ancestry

World War I Army Ancestry

N. Holding (2003)

Where to locate material on ancestors who fought in the great war. Includes an excellent listing of the names of the contemporary regiments and the battles of the war.

£6.95

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