Tracing Your Pre-WWI British Soldier

Paul Milner, FUGA, MDiv
Apr 9, 2021
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Speaker's Introduction
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Tracing Your Army Officer
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Royal Artillery
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Search For Enlisted Soldier
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Alternative Search
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

The British Army went everywhere in the world. They kept wonderful records but they are different for officers and enlisted men. This lecture uses case studies to trace involvement of officers and enlisted men in different theatres around the world. The lecture highlights what is available from 1660 to WWI, when the records change markedly.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. Here’s the backstory about Paul:
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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago


    As usual, lots of good info from Paul

    awesome thank you so much.

    Brilliant webinar with lots of great information related to being able to find my military relatives.

    Clear, fascinating and well organized! I’m looking forward to checking out his others while I wait for this to be posted on Legacy’s webinar site.


    Excellent and always enjoy this presenter.

    excellent detail for review of my family, thank you

    Excellent for the time allowed

    Excellent information – I don’t know how he remembers it all. Well done

    Excellent information!! Great presenter!

    excellent information, just what I needed!

    Excellent information.

    Excellent presenter and presentation. Would love to do more from Paul Milner.

    Excellent webinar. Great to see actual records and with diligence what can be found. Not an easy search but webinar available for review. Great information.

    Extremely informative and detailed. Enjoyed it very much

    fast but good Greaat presentation by Paul Milner!


    Great explanation of the National Archives and how useful the resource guides are to researchers.

    Great information!

    Great information. An hour was not enough.

    Great tips & info!

    I am interested in the British East India Company. Where does one find their records prior to the English take over?

    I learning so much

    I like it!

    Interesting information but I was hoping for more info on even older military records.

    learned a lot

    Learned important military information. He was great as usual.

    Lots of info. Well paced. Thanks for demonstrating the steps involved

    One of the best educational webinars

    Paul as always is an absolute mine of helpful information 🙂

    Paul knows how to present to family historians!!! Thanks again Paul

  2. Legacy Family Tree
    3 years ago

    Paul Milner is the best! I always enjoy his presentations.

    Presented well & easy to understand.

    Quick, but loads of useful information. Thanks

    Really fascinating! And it gave me some ideas for searching for my Napoleonic War ancestor and my War of 1812 ancestors. Thank you!

    So knowledgeable! I don’t think I have any applicable ancestors, but it was interesting to listen to.


    thanks again for another brickwall buster

    This is a good one, I may find my info about my ancestor who was in the British army. Thank you

    This topic can obviously not be covered in the time allowed. wow . I appreciated following the process with the soldier and walking us thru, even quickly, how to discover information. He is an excellent presentor and is so informed on various topics. I also appreciate it when the ‘host’/’moderator is brief with house keeping issues ie intro, drawing of prize. This poor presentor needed every second he could have.

    to fast, should either be longer or split between officers and enlisted

    Too much like the War of 1812 webinar.

    Very excellent and well explained search areas and parameters for British and Canadian records both digitized and microfilmed. A great starting off point for any of the armed services through National Archives.govUK/(?)lists

    very good

    Very good information and well presented.

    Very heloful

    very informative

    very informative

    very informative

    Very informative webinar. Thank you Paul.

    Very informative, Opened up a whole new world for me. Too short. Also good to know there are more webinars available from Paul. Overall a great webinar for me. Thank you.

    Very informative. But I need 18yh Century Naval Records.

    very informatve… great session

    Very interesting and informative. Thank you.Very useful; clearly presented and,considering the limited time, far ranging. Thank you.

    Well presented and very interesting. I’m going to do a search for his other webinars.

    What terrific information! Thank you Paul!Wow, so much in such a short time. Glad I am a member, cause I am going to need the handout.


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