Military records

Naval-History.Net by Gordon Smith

Preserving naval history research and memoirs and making contemporary accounts more readily available. This site has a wealth on online information and is arranged as follows: • 1815-1914 “Pax Britannica”, and before • 1914-1918 World War 1 • 1918-1939 Inter-war…

uboat.net – German U-boats of both World Wars

This site lists all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations including all Allied ships attacked, technological information and much more. You can also browse our large photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and…

Imperial War Museum – Lives of the First World War

This site includes details of those who survived the war, as well as the lost. It includes nurses, conscientious objectors, and many more. Family historians can register with the website for free and add their own photos and ‘stories’ to…

Database: Scotland’s War Dead 1939-1947

To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, BBC Scotland has gathered data on the thousands of Scottish men and women who lost their lives during the Second World War. This data, collected using the Commonwealth War Graves…

Europeana 1914-1918 – untold stories & official histories of WW1

Explore stories, films and historical material about the First World War and contribute your own family history. Europeana 1914-1918 mixes resources from libraries and archives across the globe with memories and memorabilia from families throughout Europe. Browse by:  • Types-…

Findmypast – World Records

The commercial site Findmypast has a vast collection of world records. These include:• UK BMD Records – A large online collection of UK parish records, 1.5+ million records• US Marriage Records – These span 360 years with 450+ million names•…

Ancestry.com – England – Military

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. The collections include:• British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920• UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 • UK, Military Campaign Medal and…

Ancestry.com – Scotland Family History Research Page

There are 433+ data collections online. The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records.  The collections are arranged in the following categories:• Scotland Census & Voter Lists• Scotland Birth,…

Forces War Records

This military records site is a one stop shop for locating military genealogy records from WW2, WW1, Boer War, Crimean War and beyond. There are records for 4+ million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with 4000+ regiments, bases and…