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…

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 – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

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…

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…

National Library of Wales (NLW)

Use the Discover Tab > NLW Resources > More NLW Resources for access to an alphabetical list of free digital resources. They include:• Archives and Manuscripts• Crime and Punishment – Information about crimes, criminals and punishments included in the gaol…

War Memorials Archive

Use this site to search for information about 60,000+ war memorials, commemorating all wars, located throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man. There is details of the memorial’s location, design and history. Lists of the names commemorated on…