Tracing Your Prisoner of War AncestorsTracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors

The First World War Sarah Paterson. FAMILY HISTORY FROM PEN & SWORD
Birth, Marriage and Death Records David Annal and Audrey Collins Tracing Your
Channel Islands Ancestors Marie-Louise Backhurst Tracing Your Yorkshire ...

Author: Sarah Paterson

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783376582


Page: 240

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The experience of civilian internees and British prisoners of war in German and Turkish hands during the First World War is one of the least well-known and least researched aspects of the history of the conflict. The same applies to prisoners of war and internees held in the UK. Yet, as Sarah Paterson shows in this authoritative handbook, a wide-range of detailed and revealing information is available if you know where to look for it.Briefly she outlines the course of the campaigns in which British servicemen were captured, and she describes how they were treated and the conditions they endured. She locates the camps they were taken to and explains how they were run. She also shows how this emotive and neglected subject can be researched - how archives and records can be used to track down individual prisoners and uncover something of the lives they led in captivity.Her work will be an essential introduction for readers who are keen to get an insight into the experience of a POW or an internee during the First World War, and it will be an invaluable guide for anyone who is trying to trace an ancestor who was captured.

Tracing Your Second World War AncestorsTracing Your Second World War Ancestors

More records than ever are available to researchers whose relatives served during the war. And this new book by Phil Tomaselli is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources and get the most out of them.

Author: Phil Tomaselli

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783830770


Page: 176

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The Second World War was the defining conflict of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and fascinating areas for historical research and for family historians. More records than ever are available to researchers whose relatives served during the war. And this new book by Phil Tomaselli is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources and get the most out of them. He explains how, and from where, service records can be obtained, using real examples showing what they look like and how to interpret them. He also examines records of the military units relatives might have served in so their careers can be followed in graphic detail. The three armed services are covered, along with the merchant navy, the Home Guard, civilian services, prisoners of war, gallantry and campaign medals, casualties, womens services and obscure wartime organizations. Also included are a glossary of service acronyms, information on useful websites, an introduction to the National Archives and details of other useful sources.

Tracing Your First World War AncestorsTracing Your First World War Ancestors

The records and experiences of the men are described in more detail in Sarah
Paterson, Tracing Your Prisoner of War Ancestors, the First World War, Pen &
Sword, 2012. More about the experience of POWs can found in Richard van
Emden, ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783376520


Page: 224

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As the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches, there is a huge surge of interest in the men and women who took part in it. This book is a timely guide if you are researching the soldiers, sailors or airmen. It is an accessible, up-to-date and expert introduction to get you on your way and to answer those questions that might crop up during your researches. In a straightforward, easy-to-follow style it introduces readers to the multitude of sources they can use to explore the history of the war for themselves. Anyone who is eager to piece together the wartime career and likely experiences of an ancestor who was involved in any aspect the conflict, at home or overseas, will find his book to be an indispensable source of information and advice. In a series of short, instructive chapters Simon Fowler takes the reader through the process of researching ancestors who served in the armed forces, providing short cuts and background information as required.

Tracing Your Boer War AncestorsTracing Your Boer War Ancestors

TRACING YOUR BOER WAR ANCESTORS Soldiers of a Forgotten War ... Your
Naval Ancestors • Tracing Your Northern Ancestors • Tracing Your Pauper
Ancestors • Tracing Your Police Ancestors • Tracing Your Prisoner of War
Ancestors: ...

Author: Jane Marchese Robinson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473886216


Page: 192

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The Boer War took place between 1899 and 1902, just 15 years before the start of the First World War. Some 180,00 Britons , mainly volunteers , traveled 6,000 miles to fight and die in boiling conditions on the veld and atop ‘kopjes’. Of the over 20,000 who died more than half suffered enteric, an illness consequent on insanitary water. This book will act as an informative research guide for those seeking to discover and uncover the stories of the men who fought and the families they left behind. It will look in particular at the kind of support the men received if they were war injured and that offered to the families of the bereaved. Some pensions were available to regular soldiers and the Patriotic Fund, a charitable organization , had been resurrected at the beginning of the conflict. However for those who did not fit these categories the Poor Law was the only support available at the time. The book will explore a variety of research materials such as: contemporary national and local newspapers; military records via websites and directly through regimental archives; census, electoral, marriage and death records; records at the National Archives including the Book of Wounds from the Boer War, the Transvaal Widows’ Fund and others.

Tracing Your Coalmining AncestorsTracing Your Coalmining Ancestors

ANCESTORS A Guide for Family Historians Brian ... Ancestors Jonathan Oates
Tracing Family History on the Internet Christopher Patton Tracing Your Prisoner
of War ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834651


Page: 266

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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors YpresTracing your Great War Ancestors Ypres

Nearly 193,000 British and Commonwealth prisoners of war fell into the hands of
the Germans and their allies during the war, about half of whom were captured
during the last 6 months of the war. Conditions could be grim, often because of ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473852334


Page: 160

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Do you have an ancestor who served at Ypres in the First World War, during the four years in which the city was in the front line? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields nearby and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where your ancestor served and what part he played in the four great battles that took place there?So many British soldiers served in Flanders during the long struggle to defend the Ypres Salient and to break out of it that there is a good chance that your ancestor was there at some stage of the war. This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the city and the stories of the men who took part in it. It is also a fascinating introduction to researching the Great War as a whole.Simon Fowler outlines the course of the fighting around the city and he introduces the most important historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. The book identifies the key sources for family historians, including at The National Archives and the Imperial War Museum, together with the many resources online that researchers can turn to. There is also advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Prisoner AncestorsTracing Your Prisoner Ancestors

In Tracing Your Prisoner Ancestors, crime historian Stephen Wade attempts to provide information and guidance to family and social history researchers in this difficult area of criminal records.

Author: Stephen Wade

Publisher: Tracing Your Ancestors

ISBN: 1526778521


Page: 144

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The history of the British prison system only had systematic records from the middle of the nineteenth century. Before that, material on prisoners in local gaols and houses of correction was patchy and minimal. In more recent times, many prison records have been destroyed.In Tracing Your Prisoner Ancestors, crime historian Stephen Wade attempts to provide information and guidance to family and social history researchers in this difficult area of criminal records. His book covers the span of time from medieval to modern, and includes some Scottish and Irish sources.The sources explained range broadly from central calendars of prisoners, court records and gaol returns, through to memoirs and periodicals. The chapters also include case studies and short biographies of some individuals who experienced our prisons and left some records.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the National ArchivesTracing Your Ancestors in the National Archives

8 Prisoners of war , 1950 – 1953 There are lists of British and Commonwealth
servicemen who were known or believed to ... British army POWs of the First
World War ' , Ancestors 6 ( 2002 ) A Crawley , Escape from Germany ( Stationery
Office ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: National Archives UK

ISBN: UOM:39015064802500


Page: 566

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The new edition of the essential family history title: the only exhaustive guide to The National Archives holdings.

Tracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record OfficeTracing Your Ancestors in the Public Record Office

For lists of enemy POWs in various colonial territories , see CO 968 / 33 – 36 .
Correspondence about the employment of Italian merchant seamen taken
prisoner is in MT 9 code 106 . 22 . 10 Prisoners of war , 1950 – 1953 There are
lists of ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: UVA:X006133269


Page: 524

View: 178

Researching family history has become increasingly popular in recent years. The documents held at the Public Record Office and the Family Records Centre span over 1,000 years and contain a wealth of information for family historians. This revised and expanded sixth edition of the publication provides a guide to using the national archives of England, Wales and the UK. It contains guidance on: using basic family history records, such as the census, wills and records for birth, marriage, death; tracing records regarding migration; researching the background of people from a wide range of professional, religious, social and regional groups; using military and legal records; and using the Public Record Office online catalogue.

Tracing Your Naval AncestorsTracing Your Naval Ancestors

6 Prisoners of war : Second World War The PRO does not hold a unified single
list of British POWs for the Second World War . However , you will find a useful
printed source in the PRO Library entitled Prisoners of War Naval and Air Forces
of ...

Author: Bruno Pappalardo

Publisher: A&C Black Business Information and Development

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112647214


Page: 222

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Tracing Your Naval Ancestors is a new and comprehensive guide for family and naval historians, archivists, librarians and medal collectors.

Tracing Your Alabama PastTracing Your Alabama Past

For research suggestions , see Muriel Phillips Joslyn , “ Was Your ( Confederate )
Civil War Ancestor a Prisoner of War ? " Ancestry Newsletter 11 , no . 4 ( 1993 ) :
1-5 . For Confederates who died in federal custody , see National Archives ...

Author: Robert Scott Davis


ISBN: STANFORD:36105111999319


Page: 266

View: 210

A guide to sources of information for genealogists and researchers covers public records, census figures, Civil War-era resources, land records, and local Alabama history.

How to Trace Your Ancestors to EuropeHow to Trace Your Ancestors to Europe

With the outbreak of the Second World War and Poland ' s defeat , my fathe
became a prisoner of war in Germany . At the end of the war he tried to return to
his home in Horodenka . Twice he escaped capture by the Russians . Unable ti
trace ...

Author: Hugh T. Law


ISBN: WISC:89062913033


Page: 422

View: 840

117 stories showing how ancestors were traced to 20 European countries : procedures and sources.

Tracing Your Northern AncestorsTracing Your Northern Ancestors

Coins and Medals , Costume and Textiles , Land Transport , Personalities ,
Weapons and War . The displays look ... Constructed late in the Second World
War to house Italian and German prisoners , it is one of the most complete camps
left . Much work has been done ... shown in 2005 / 6 . Chapter Eleven
EDUCATION esearchers seeking details of the education of 116 • Tracing Your
Northern Ancestors.

Author: Keith Gregson

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073871504


Page: 200

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* Comprehensive introduction to researching Northern ancestors Covers Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley, Cumbria, * Brings family history to life by exploring the world in which your ancestors lived,

A Call to the ColoursA Call to the Colours

Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors Ken Cox. ground, fight in the air, and ...
Ofthese fifteen, five had been killed, three were missing in action, three were
seriously wounded, and two were prisoners of war. Only two survived the combat

Author: Ken Cox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554888641


Page: 337

View: 260

Our ancestors were required to perform military service, often as militia. The discovery that an ancestor served during one of the major conflicts in our history is exciting. A Call to the Colours provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history.

New England AncestorsNew England Ancestors

These records include petitions from prisoners . ... 57 ) list some American
seamen made prisoners of war . ... for Family Historians ( February 2006 ) , and
Amanda Bevan , Tracing Your Ancestors in the [ British National Archives ( March
2006 . ) ...



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