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If you’re interested in researching a military ancestor, check out the National
video short on how veterans and other interested parties can obtain copies of
service records. It’ll also show you inside the new National Personnel Records
Center in St. Louis, where many veterans’ records are stored. (You’ll also find veterans’
records—particularly those from earlier wars—in the archives’ DC-area facilities—see
2008 Family Tree Magazine “Operation Online Records” article for more info.)
New military records at UK genealogy subscription/pay-per-view site Genes
Reunited today include the National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, which
has brief soldier biographies and information on support personnel (such as nurses
and civilians), 1861 Worldwide Army Index, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour and more. You
can see what’s in Genes Reunite’s military collection and search the records here.
Another UK genealogy subscription site, FindMyPast.co.uk,
has added a collection of records from the Cheshire
Archives and Local Studies. They include workhouse records, parish registers,
bishop’s transcripts and electoral registers spanning more 350 years. Search
the Cheshire Collection here.