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Tracing your naval ancestors : a guide for family historians

Fowler, Simon

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  • Creator Simon Fowler
  • Format Books
  • Publication Barnsley : Pen & Sword Family History, ©2011.
  • Physical Details
    • ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781848846258, 1848846258
  • OCLC ocn751739146

Summary

  • This is a concise guide to naval history and naval records and provides useful reading and reference for anyone researching the story of Britain's navy and the men and women who served in it.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-182) and index.

Contents

  • Getting Started : Where to Start ; Background Research ; The Internet ; Commercial Data Providers ; Where the Records Are ; Undertaking Research ; Making Use of Your Research -- Basic Genealogical Resources : Birth, Marriage and Death Records ; Census Returns ; Wills ; Newspapers and Journals ; Private Papers ; Medals ; Naval Education -- Officers, 1660-1914 : Careers ; The Navy List ; Service Records ; Pay and Pensions ; Memorials ; Admiralty Digests and Indexes -- Ratings and Petty Officers, 1660--1914 : Badges and Uniforms ; The Records ; Men Entering Between 1667 and 1853 ; Men Entering Between 1853 and 1872 ; Men Entering Between 1873 and 1923 ; After 1923 ; Pensions ; Memorials ; Courts Martial ; Women at Sea -- The Navy After 1914 : First World War ; The Inter-war Period and Second World War ; After 1945 ; Royal Naval Air Services ; Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) -- Auxiliary Forces and the Coastguard : Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) ; Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) ; Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ; Royal Navy Trawler Section (RNR(T)) ; Royal Navy Patrol Service ; Royal Naval Division (RND) ; Service records not yet transferred to TNA ; HM Coastguard -- Care of the sick and wounded : Researching naval surgeons ; Medical officer's journals ; Nurses ; Hospitals ; Lunatics -- The Royal Marines : Officers ; Other ranks ; Two World Wars -- Researching Ships : Resources ; Ephemera -- HM dockyards : The records -- Appendixes
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