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kiterunner 04-04-14 07:52

WW1 Research Tips
 
This thread is for research tips and links to useful websites and databases. Please add any more that you know of. No doubt there will be more websites and databases launched over the next few months, and very likely sites such as ancestry and findmypast will be offering free access to some of their databases at some time, so please post up any such news you come across.

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:53

Useful links for researching WW1 service:

British Army WW1 medal roll index cards on ancestry
British Army WW1 medal rolls on ancestry
British Army WW1 service records on ancestry
British Army WW1 pension records on ancestry
UK Silver War Badge records on ancestry
National Roll of the Great War on ancestry
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour on ancestry
Soldiers Died in the Great War on ancestry
Ireland Casualties of WW1 on ancestry
Gateshead War Honours Scrapbook on ancestry
Commonwealth War Graves on ancestry
Memorial Books on ancestry
Royal Aero Club Aviators' Certificates on ancestry
Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll on ancestry
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations on ancestry
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects 1901-1929 on ancestry
Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1900-1928 on ancestry
WW1 War Diaries - Gallipoli and Dardanelles 1914-16 on ancestry
WW1 War Diaries - France, Belgium and Germany 1914-20 on ancestry

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:53

British Army medal index cards on TNA
Merchant Seamen's medal records on TNA
RAF Officers' Service Records on TNA
WRAF Service Records on TNA
WAAC service records on TNA
British army nurses' service records on TNA
Prisoner of War Interview reports on TNA
Middlesex military service appeal tribunal
Royal Marines' service records on TNA
Royal Navy Officers' service records on TNA
Royal Navy ratings' service records on TNA
WRNS service records on TNA
Royal Naval Division service records on TNA
Royal Navy officers service cards and files on TNA
Royal Naval Reserve service records on TNA
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve service records on TNA
Royal Naval Air Service officers' service records on TNA


Soldiers' wills
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:57

Findmypast databases:
Absent Voters Lists 1918-1921
British Army Service Records 1914-1920 on FMP
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour on FMP
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations on FMP
Manchester City Battalions on FMP
Manchester Roll of Honour on FMP
National Roll of the Great War on FMP
Royal Naval Casualties on FMP
Oldham Employers' Roll of Honour on FMP
Oldham Pals' Battalion on FMP
British Army Prisoners of War on FMP
RAF Muster Roll on FMP
Royal Marines' medal roll on FMP
Royal Naval Division Casualties on FMP
Royal Naval Division service records on FMP
Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll on FMP
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve medal roll on FMP
Soldiers Died in the Great War on FMP
Swansea Pals' Battalion on FMP
Birmingham Pals Battalion on FMP
Birmingham Employers' Roll of Honour on FMP
Bradford Pals on FMP
Edinburgh Pals on FMP
Glasgow Pals on FMP
Liverpool Pals on FMP
Salford Pals on FMP
Royal Sussex Regiment Southdown Pals' Battalion on FMP
Stockbrokers Battalion on FMP
Sportsmens Battalion on FMP
Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1919 on FMP
Royal Marines 1899-1919 on FMP
Royal Navy Officers 1899-1919 on FMP
Royal Artillery Attestations 1883-1942 on FMP
Welsh Guards 1914-1918 on FMP
British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers on FMP
RAF Airmen's Service Records
RAF Officers' Service Records
Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll 1914-1918
Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918
WW1 Merchant Navy Medal Index Cards - index only, actual images are on TNA
Trade Union Members Service and Casualties 1914-8
Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book 1914-8
Clacton-on-Sea Roll of Honour 1914-8

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-1920 on FMP
Women's Royal Naval Service Officer Files 1919-1920 on FMP
Women's Royal Naval Service Ratings' service register 1918-9 on FMP
Women's Royal Air Force Service Records 1918-20 on FMP
Prisoners of War 1915-20 on FMP

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:58

Australian army service records on NAA

This link takes you to the basic search facility for the whole of the NAA site - if anybody knows a way to search just the WW1 army service records, please let us know!

And now there is also:
Australian WW1 Service Records on ancestry

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:58

New Zealand WW1 service records on the Archives NZ site

Again, this is a link to the main search of the whole site, but please let us know if you find a way to search just the WW1 service records.

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:58

Canadian Soldiers of the First World War on Library and Archives Canada site

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:59

Canadian stuff on ancestry:
Canada Soldiers of the First World War on ancestry
Canada War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) on ancestry
Canada CEF War Graves Registers on ancestry

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:59

New Zealand stuff on ancestry:
New Zealand Army Nominal Rolls on ancestry
New Zealand Army Reserve Rolls on ancestry
New Zealand Army Casualty Lists on ancestry
New Zealand Army Roll of Honour on ancestry
New Zealand WW1 Military Defaulters on ancestry

kiterunner 04-04-14 07:59

And USA stuff on ancestry:
USA Draft Registration Cards on ancestry
New York Abstracts of WW1 Military Service on ancestry
WW1 Civilian Draft Registrations on ancestry
Lists of Men Ordered to Report to Local Board for Military Duty on ancestry
American Red Cross Nurse Files on ancestry
Ohio Soldiers in WW1 on ancestry
Georgia WW1 service cards on ancestry
Connecticut Military Census on ancestry
Ohio Military Men on ancestry
California WW1 Soldier Photographs on ancestry
New York WW1 Veterans' Service Data on ancestry
Maryland Military Men on ancestry
Alabama Military Card Files on ancestry
California Soldier Service Cards and Photos on ancestry
New Mexico WW1 records on ancestry
Kansas Camp Funston Military Records on ancestry
North Dakota Military Men on ancestry
Kansas WW1 Veteran Collection on ancestry
Maine Military Men on ancestry
US Soldier Naturalizations on ancestry
US Jewish Servicemen Questionnaires on ancestry
Colorado Soldiers on ancestry
North Dakota Service Roster on ancestry
California Death Announcements on ancestry
Texas, Camp Travis records on ancestry
US Naval Deaths on ancestry
Indiana Gold Star Honor Roll on ancestry
California Soldier Citations on ancestry


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