Ancestor Research & Military Genealogy

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of people researching their family histories and genealogy. There are numerous on-line sources of information but, even so, this can be a complex subject. We offer advice on how to search for Army ancestors and to research into your family history.

The purpose of this brief guide is to indicate to researchers the main sources of information. Please note that details of Officers and the Other Ranks, (that is to say the Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers), are often recorded differently. It is recommended that once an individual's regiment or corps has been identified a researcher's initial approach should be to the appropriate regimental or corps museum, details of which may be obtained from the Museums Search section of this website.

Where reference is made to an Agency or organisation the relevant address will be found under the section "Useful Addresses".