Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Researching what your ancestors did in WWI

Hail to Europe which is making a really big deal out of remembering WWI and making available and known  to  the public many archival sources documenting people of that era. This is an interesting online step-by-step set of instructions about how to conduct your own family research for WWI veterans if you are from the UK. It is very similar to how you conduct American research, same types of records, sources, and research plans. Many American  enlistment or draft forms  are now available as well as other vital records (birth, marriage, death record) on ancestrylibrary.com. Searching is not as easy as it is portrayed to be in tv commercials, but it is way easier than it was when you had to use microfilm on the old hand crank microfilm readers which didn't print or copy or download. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zwpx6sg

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