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

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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 Second World War AncestorsTracing Your Second World War Ancestors



A comprehensive guide for those researching their family tree and ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 1853069361

Category:

Page: 176

View: 501

A comprehensive guide for those researching their family tree and ancestors in all three armed services - the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. Also covered are Merchant Marines, Refugees, Conscientious Objectors, Commonwealth and Empire Forces, European and American Allies.

Tracing Your Army Ancestors Second EditionTracing Your Army Ancestors Second Edition



Further reading Simon Fowler, Tracing your Second World War Ancestors (
Countryside Books, 2006) James Goulty, Second World War Lives (Pen & Sword,
2012) Phil Tomaselli, Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors (Pen & Sword, ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844686681

Category:

Page: 192

View: 759

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.comA splendid publication with a great deal of valuable information. Michael Brooker, Guild of Battlefield GuidesWhether 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.

Tracing your Great War Ancestors YpresTracing your Great War Ancestors Ypres



Tracing Your Army Ancestors Simon Fowler • Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors
Robert Burlison • Tracing Your Yorkshire ... Tracing Your Medical Ancestors
Michelle Higgs • Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors Phil Tomaselli •
Tracing ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823709

Category:

Page: 160

View: 658

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 Great War Ancestors The Gallipoli CampaignTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Gallipoli Campaign



Tracing Your Army Ancestors Simon Fowler • Tracing Your Pauper Ancestors
Robert Burlison • Tracing Your Yorkshire ... Medical Ancestors Michelle Higgs •
Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors Phil Tomaselli • Tracing Your
Channel ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473823686

Category:

Page: 160

View: 966

Do you have an ancestor who served in the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields in Turkey and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where and when your ancestor served and what part he played in the landings and the fighting that followed? This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the Gallipoli peninsula and the stories of the men who took part in it. ??Simon Fowler outlines the course of the campaign and introduces the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. He identifies the key sources for family historians, including The National Archives in Britain, the Australian War Memorial, and other sources in Australia and New Zealand and the many websites that researchers can turn to, and he gives advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.

Tracing Your Boer War AncestorsTracing Your Boer War Ancestors



TRACING YOUR BOER WAR ANCESTORS Soldiers of a Forgotten War ...
Tracing Your Rural Ancestors • Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors • Tracing Your
Second World War Ancestors • Tracing Your Servant Ancestors • Tracing Your
Service ...

Author: Jane Marchese Robinson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473886216

Category:

Page: 192

View: 243

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 Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine CampaignsTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns



Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestors actions, experiences ...

Author: Stuart Hadaway

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473897274

Category:

Page: 176

View: 419

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestors actions, experiences and achievements. Their wartime lives were very different to those who served on the Western Front, and yet have never before been explored from this angle.Hundreds of thousands of British and Imperial troops fought in the Western Desert, Sinai Desert, Palestine, the Jordan Valley and Syria. They served in conditions quite unlike those more familiarly faced in France and Flanders, with everyday challenges to survival including the heat, lack of water, hostile wildlife and rampant disease. The fighting too was of a different character, with more open, sweeping campaigns across desert and mountains, and comparatively little systematic trench warfare.As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaways handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to get an insight into their ancestors role and their contribution to the war effort.

Tracing Your Coalmining AncestorsTracing Your Coalmining Ancestors



FAMILY HISTORY FROM PEN & SWORD TRACING YOUR COALNMINING
ANCESTORS A Guide for Family Historians ... Fletcher Great War Lives Paul
Reed Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors Phil Tomaselli Tracing Your Second
World War ...

Author: Brian Elliott

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473834651

Category:

Page: 266

View: 792

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.

A Call to the ColoursA Call to the Colours



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.

Author: Ken Cox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781554888641

Category:

Page: 337

View: 972

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.

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine CampaignsTracing Your Great War Ancestors The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns



Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestor’s actions, ...

Author: Stuart Hadaway

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781473897281

Category:

Page: 176

View: 605

Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Egypt and Palestine Campaigns is the first book explicitly aimed at helping the descendants of those who fought in this part of the Middle East find out more about their ancestor’s actions, experiences and achievements. Their wartime lives were very different to those who served on the Western Front, and yet have never before been explored from this angle. Hundreds of thousands of British and Imperial troops fought in the Western Desert, Sinai Desert, Palestine, the Jordan Valley and Syria. They served in conditions quite unlike those more familiarly faced in France and Flanders, with everyday challenges to survival including the heat, lack of water, hostile wildlife and rampant disease. The fighting too was of a different character, with more open, sweeping campaigns across desert and mountains, and comparatively little systematic trench warfare. As well as giving the reader a vivid impression of the experience of wartime service in the region, Stuart Hadaway’s handbook provides a guide to the main sources, archives and websites that researchers can consult to get an insight into their ancestor’s role and their contribution to the war effort.

Tracing Your Air Force AncestorsTracing Your Air Force Ancestors



Chapter 6 THE SECOND WORLD WAR: MAIN RAF COMMANDS he Second
World War was the testing and proving time for the Royal Air Force. Its senior
officers were men who had fought and flown during First World War (Hugh
Dowding, ...

Author: Phil Tomaselli

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781844155736

Category:

Page: 224

View: 472

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual air-man or woman, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the air force, its history or organization, Phil Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. He also recommends resources available online as well as books and memoirs. Each era in air force history is described, from the pioneering days of early aviation and the formation of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to the creation of the Royal Air Force, its operations during the Second World War and its postwar development. The author explains the evolving organization of the air force in each period. He also provides pointers and examples which should help researchers find the records of units and bases that individuals served in.

Call to the Colours A Tracing Your Canadian Military AncestorsCall to the Colours A Tracing Your Canadian Military Ancestors



The Second World War: I Need Help Finding My Family's Records “They gave up
their tomorrows for our todays” was the cap- tion above a group of pictures of
former students of Riverdale Collegiate in Toronto who had made the ultimate ...

Author: Kenneth G. Cox

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 346

View: 366

Beginning in Canada's earliest days, our ancestors were required to perform some form of military service, often as militia. This title provides the archival, library, and computer resources that can be employed to explore your family's military history, using items such as documents, uniforms, medals, and other militaria to guide the search.

Tracing Your AncestorsTracing Your Ancestors



Looks at every aspect of research, from finding family papers and interviewing relatives, through exploring websites, archives, newspapers and directories, to all the other sources that can throw light into the past ...explains how vital ...

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 1844159485

Category:

Page: 193

View: 901

This accessible, well-organized, easy-to-use beginners' guide to the world of family history is essential reading for anyone who wants to find their way into this fascinating subject. In a series of short, practical chapters Simon Fowler takes readers through all the first steps that will reveal the lives of their ancestors and the world they lived in. He looks at every aspect of research, from finding family papers and interviewing relatives, through exploring websites, archives, newspapers and directories, to all the other sources that can throw a light into the past. In a clear, straightforward way he explains how vital records of births, marriages and deaths can be used as the starting point in a sequence of eye-opening family detective work. Simon Fowler's introduction, which is founded on a career of genealogical research and writing, is an indispensable basic book for anyone entering in the field.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family PhotographsTracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs



Victorian and Edwardian ancestors often visited a foreign studio when abroad,
either to acquire a photographic travel ... Such images also include wartime
snapshots, especially from the Second World War when many men were
stationed ...

Author: Jayne Shrimpton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781592809

Category:

Page: 240

View: 979

Jayne Shrimpton's complete guide to dating, analysing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them. ??Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past.??This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background.??Sections look at photographs of special occasions – baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations.??Jayne Shrimpton's handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.??As featured in The Argus.

Tracing Your Caribbean AncestorsTracing Your Caribbean Ancestors



The records of these immigrants are to be found among the usual sources used
to find local ancestors such as wills, ... However, it was not until this century, and
especially after the Second World War, that large numbers of West Indians ...

Author: Guy Grannum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408178874

Category:

Page: 240

View: 114

This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.

A Guide to Military History on the InternetA Guide to Military History on the Internet



This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial.

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: IND:30000110546862

Category:

Page: 211

View: 997

There are thousands of websites devoted to all aspects of military history from ancient Greece to the modern Gulf. This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial. Sections cover the British armed services and their long military history, but the author also describes in detail websites that focus on American and Canadian forces. "A Guide to Military History on the Internet" is a companion volume to Pen and Sword's best-selling "Tracing Your Army Ancestors" by the same author. AUTHOR: Simon Fowler is a leading authority on family history and a prolific writer on the subject, particularly on military themes. He is editor of the National Archives' family history magazine Ancestors and a former editor of Family History Monthly. For nearly 20 years he was an archivist at the Public Record Office. As well as publishing many articles in magazines and journals, he has written several well-known books on family history topics. SELLING POINTS: Comprehensive introduction to researching military history using the internet. “ Unique guide to a vast area of the web. “ Full coverage of websites giving information about the British armed services. “ Includes websites relevant for researching American and Canadian Forces. 50 illustrations

The Family Tree DetectiveThe Family Tree Detective



( 2003 ) , Tracing your First World War ancestors , Countryside Books ( 2006a ) ,
Tracing your Second World War ... Tracing your army ancestors , Pen & Sword
Military ( 2007 ) , Workhouse : the people , the places , the life behind doors , NA
 ...

Author: Colin Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079357987

Category:

Page: 310

View: 760

Offers guidance both to newcomers and to the more experienced, on how to make best use of the labyrinth of genealogical sources in England and Wales. This book takes into account changes to the civil registration system. It includes bibliography for those who discover that their ancestors migrated from other countries.

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



A card index , arranged by name of vessel , is located in the Research Enquiries
Room . ... HO 213 also contains a selection of files relating to internment camps
during the Second World War , as do the series HO 45 and HO 144 under the ...

Author: Amanda Bevan

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: UVA:X006133269

Category:

Page: 524

View: 151

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.

Conscientious Objectors of the Second World WarConscientious Objectors of the Second World War



Tracing Your Family History? Our# am |YG) Your Family History is the only
magazine that is put together by export genealogists. ... arid our retworks of
specialists are here to give essential advice, helping readers to find their
ancestors and solve those difficult questions, riodoh Loewe feature à Beginner's
Guide towering the ...

Author: Ann Kramer

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783469376

Category:

Page: 224

View: 565

“Drawing on extensive primary sources, Kramer describes the inter-war peace movement that gave birth to many conscientious objectors” (Military History Monthly). Even today, most histories of the world wars focus on those who fought. Those who refused to do so are often overlooked. It is perhaps only recently that their bravery and extraordinary principles are being recognized. In the First World War, 16,000 men in Britain became the first ever conscientious objectors, and were reviled and brutalized as a result. The conscientious objectors of the Second World War—both men and women—did not experience the same treatment as those earlier COs, but to some extent it was a harder stand to take. It was not easy to refuse to fight in the face of Nazism and Fascism, when large areas of Europe were occupied and when almost the entire British population was organized for total war. Conscientious Objectors of the Second World War: Refusing to Fight tells the stories of these remarkable men and women who bravely took a stand and refused to be conscripted. To bring this fascinating subject to life, Ann Kramer has used extensive prime sources, such as interviews, memoirs, contemporary newspaper accounts, letters, and diaries. Working from these and other sources, she asks who these men and women were who refused conscription and killing, what their reasons were for being conscientious objectors, and how they were treated. The book finishes by exploring their achievements and impact, suggesting that their principles and influence continue to this day. “[Kramer shows] conscientious objectors in all their infinite variety.” —Peace News

Tracing Your Northern AncestorsTracing Your Northern Ancestors



The displays look particularly at the experience of war , using letter and diary
extracts featuring the actual voices of soldiers . There is also much of interest
about life on the Home Front in the area during the Second World War . One of
the ...

Author: Keith Gregson

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books

ISBN: UOM:39015073871504

Category:

Page: 200

View: 819

* 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,