A military heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records

Cathie Sherwood
Jan 11, 2024
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Crimean War
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Boer War
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Service & Pension Records
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Muster Rolls & Pay Lists
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Army Lists
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London Gazette
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answer
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About this webinar

Many Australians will have a soldier or sailor somewhere in their family tree, particularly from the 20th century onwards. Finding those ancestors who served in Australian contingents during World War One or Two for example, is a relatively straightforward process, mainly because the records are mostly available in Australian archives. However, once the search moves back into the 19th or 18th century, then it can become a more complicated puzzle. This presentation provides an overview of the military history of Europe during the 19th and 18th centuries and outlines the range of records which are available, such as those at The National Archives (UK) in particular as well as Australian archives and military museums and an increasing number of online resources. The wealth of detail will help reveal the life of your military ancestor and may even be able to take your research back into the 18th century.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She was a university lecturer in digital technology and education, retiring as an Associate Profes
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  1. MM
    Megan Morgan
    3 months ago

    A very clear and detailed seminar! Thanks also to Legacy Family Tree for scheduling some webinars at times that make it easier for Australian audiences.. though, of course, many of us are interested in more than Australian records. Today’s seminar was good value in that regard too!

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    Margaret Foster
    3 months ago

    So very interesting. One of my brick walls is a British soldier from the Napoleonic War time period. I look forward to checking out Cathie Sherwood’s suggested sources.

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    Sharyn Guthrie
    3 months ago

    Excellent coverage and so good to have Australasian sources included.

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    Mrs Chris Wright
    3 months ago

    Excellent information.

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    Peggy Maeger
    3 months ago

    Interesting

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    Carolyne Lain
    3 months ago

    Very interesting topic. I wish Cathie had had more time to discuss various opportunities of investigation of ‘down under’ records.

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    Webinar Viewer
    3 months ago

    Very comprehensive and easily understood presentation. The syllabus will be very useful in following up research on British Army military heritage.

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    Webinar Viewer
    3 months ago

    A wonderful summary of where to find what.

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