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Researching your Ancestors who fought in the British armed services during the First World War

Presenter: Simon Fowler. Duration 1 hour.

$7.50 GSV members. $30 non-members. FHC, RHSV and CAV members should contact the GSV for a 25% discount.

Bookings are required and can be made online, by email, in person or by telephone (Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm). Joint members please book in separately if both attending.

Simon is one of Britain's most experienced family history teachers, writers and researchers. He worked for The National Archives on and off for over thirty years.
At present he is a professional researcher, mainly on military topics and the records of central government.

This presentation looks at how to research your grandfather’s service in the Great War. It will describe the major British sources, the vast majority of which are now online, including service records, medal cards and casualty records. Simon will also consider some of the less familiar sources and resources that are usually ignored, but can supply many of the answers from absent voters’ lists to newspapers. Lastly, he will suggest ways of overcoming brick walls if you get stuck in your researches. Many of the records are identical or very similar to those used by the Australian forces during the War, so the talk may also be of interest to the descendants of the Diggers.

When
1 April 2020, 10:30   to   12:00
Location
Level 6, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia

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Attendance Fee $ 30.00

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