Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War – The Genealogist December 20, 2019

I saw this on the Genealogist website – Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War:

We have just released over 12,000 records from 138 War Memorials. This means that there is now a total of over 580,000 War Memorial Records that are fully searchable in TheGenealogist’s Military Collection with photographs centred on their inscription. These memorials can give researchers an insight into the education, rank, regiment and occupation of an ancestor.

The War Memorial records will allow the family history researcher to discover additional War Memorials from England and Canada, fully searchable records which are transcribed from images of the tributes, colour images of the memorial centred on their name and a variety of memorials in honour of the war dead from various conflicts.

This new release covers memorials that are not all set in stone or cast in iron. There is the WW1 memorial volume book held in Darlington Central Library for Pease and Partners of Darlington. This firm owned mines, quarries and other works all over County Durham and Teesside.

You can read more about this release in our latest article – Using War Memorials to research ancestors from the First World War.


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