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Tracing Your Army Ancestors - 3rd Edition (Paperback)

A Guide for Family Historians

British History Family History Military/Maritime/Historical Social History

By Simon Fowler
Imprint: Pen & Sword Family History
Series: Tracing your Ancestors
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781473876361
Published: 13th February 2017

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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

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.

This is a third edition of this book reflecting the advances in available and updated information sources.

B&A FHS Journal No. 168

More superb advice on tracing your ancestors, this time covering British Army records. We hit a blank wall with many of our own researches, mainly because so many records were lost or destroyed during the second world war. This superb title helps you when the usual records come up short.

Books Monthly

About Simon Fowler

Simon Fowler is a professional researcher, writer and tutor specializing in military history and the two world wars. This interest dates from the time when he worked at The National Archives. As well as publishing many articles in magazines and journals, he has written several well-known books on military and family history, including: Tracing Your Ancestors, Tracing Your Naval Ancestors, Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: Ypres, Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Gallipoli Campaign and Tracing Your Great War Ancestors: The Somme. Find out more at www.history-man.co.uk.

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