November 9, 2019

Were any of your family members prisoners of war or civilian internees during World War 2 (WW2) or the Spanish Civil War? Did you know that prisoner records for those conflicts have survived and are now available through the International Committee of the Red Cross (IC...

November 8, 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Day, FindMyPast UK is providing free access to their military records up to and including 11 November 2019.


Grave of an unknown Australian soldier at Souda Bay war cemetery, Crete, Greece.  Copyright : Your Family Genealogist 2019

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June 7, 2019

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D Day landing in Normandy, Ancestry is providing free access to its global military records until Sunday, 9 June 2019.

Click here to go directly to the correct landing page.

The collection includes draft cards, service records,...

January 19, 2019

Were any of your military family members wounded, missing, killed, or Prisoners of War during World War 2?  If yes, you will want to visit the Forces War Records website this weekend for FREE access to their World War 2 Daily Reports Collection

The Free Access is to c...

September 23, 2018

Were your military ancestors among the many thousands of British and Irish participants at the Battle of Trafalgar in October 1805?  Perhaps they were among the combatants on board the 33 British ships who successfully fought the larger combined French and Spanish flee...

August 19, 2018

Were any of your family Prisoners of War - either civilian or military - in any country during World War 1?

Thanks to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, you can search five million individual World War 1 (WW1) Prisoner of War records online f...

June 23, 2018

Did any of your ancestors serve on the front with the allied forces during World War 1?

If they did, you will be interested to learn that Forces War Records ($) have so far transcribed and uploaded one million World War 1 casualty records.

Despite the term “casualty list...

June 19, 2018

Are you looking to further your knowledge of an ancestors' military service in World War 1 (WW1)?  Preferably via records freely available online?

Most people researching family members who served in WW1 know their war service records have been digitised and are online...

April 20, 2018

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With Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April,  I’m proud to say that my family has a long history of military service starting with the Boer War. With this in mind I’m sharing this first photo essay I created in their honour some time ago...

March 30, 2018

The Australian War Memorial is one of my favourite Canberra locations both for family history research and as a place to catch up with friends.  During a recent visit to Poppy's café* at the Memorial I came across a group who meets there weekly to knit, crochet or crea...

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