I have recently updated my database on Military Ancestors.
I am therefore pleased to announce that the database now contains names from World War 2, from the outbreak of war in 1939 to the end of 1940.
The database is very easy to use, but please use the advice below to help you narrow down your search.
Help and Advice
- The site allows you to make searches using surnames, but also keywords such as road names, regiments, locations.
- You can use the main search box facility but also you can search via the individual search fields listed on the left hand side.
- Some entries are very long. In order to see them hover over the entry and a text box will appear with the full information.
- Sometimes you will find entries are repeated. This is largely because there is considerable repetition in the papers – sometimes an item can appear twice in the same paper, sometimes in consecutive issues
- In the column indicating address, you will find many house/street names enclosed in brackets. This indicates that the address refers to the relative in the ‘relative’ column. It may also be the address of the young men, but there is no direct link between the name and the address
- If you cannot find the person you are seeking, then try shortening a name e.g. from Robert to Bertie, or put parts of the name in. Even mis-spelling a name might also provide a result
Good luck with your searches