Tracing Your Army Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Tracing Your Army Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Paperback Family History (Pen & Sword)

By (author) Simon Fowler

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  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 15mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Barnsley
  • ISBN 10: 1781590869
  • ISBN 13: 9781781590867
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: over 50 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 551,243

Product description

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 the reader has no prior knowledge of the British Army, its history or organization, Simon Fowler explains what records survive, where they are to be found and how they can help you in your research. He shows how to make the best use of the increasing number of related resources to be found online, and he pays particular attention to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation, as this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

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Author information

SIMON FOWLER is a leading authority on family history and a prolific writer on the subject. He is now a freelance author and researcher, but most of his career was spent at The National Archives, where he once edited their family history magazine Ancestors. He has long been interested in the lives of ordinary soldiers and officers. His many books for Pen & Sword include Tracing Your First World War Ancestors, Military History on the Internet, Tracing Your Ancestors and Tracing Your Naval Ancestors.

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'This well-known author has produced yet another excellent guide for researching ancestors who have served in the Army. The book is an ideal text for reference when investigating army personnel.' Military Archive Research.com 'A splendid publication with a great deal of valuable information.' Michael Brooker, Guild of Battlefield Guides Also from the pen of Simon Fowler comes this fully updated second edition of his best selling guide for those researching British Army ancestors from 1760 to the 1960's. The latest online information and resources appear, along with explanations about the records and reasons for their creation, which can greatly help you place your soldiers' careers in context. Family Tree