Saturday, July 29, 2006

44, 000 boxes and over 2.5 million individuals who served in World War 1, the UK’s largest and most popular family history website, has today announced a partnership with The National Archives enabling them to offer key sets of First World War records on their website for the first time. This will give Ancestry members a truly personal insight into a significant period in Britain’s history.

Under licence from The National Archives, the new content will contain digitised images and transcriptions for two key World War One Record sets

- Service and Pension records.

These reveal personal details of those who fought in the war. Relatives of soldiers will soon discover more about their ancestors including information on physical appearance, wounds suffered, dates of campaigns served in, promotions, medals awarded, next of kin, regimental number and rank.

Together with’s complete set of English and Wales census records from 1841 – 1901 and free access to the Birth Marriage and Death index, users of the website will soon have access to a uniquely comprehensive overview of their family history.



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