Episode 29 – World War 1 Genealogy: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of my discussion with military historian and genealogist, Chris Baker, where we continue our stroll though some of the records and sources that can help you research your ancestors in the Great War.

Part one of this chat is still very much available wherever you found this and, between them, both episodes cover a variety of practical topics.

This time, we calk about researching deaths in the Great War, touch on pension records, specialist military resources like Fold3, records from the GRO and what the upcoming 1921 census might bring.

Thanks again to Chris for taking the time to join me on these two episodes.  If you’d like to take part in a future podcast, to discuss any aspect of genealogy, please do get in touch.

Chris’ websites (as mentioned in the episode) are:

The Long Long Trail www.longlongtrail.co.uk (for a comprehensive guide to genealogical sources)

FourteenEighteen Research: www.fourteeneighteen.co.uk (Please note that Chris has been on sabbatical during 2021, so please check the website for his availability)

Recommended drinks to accompany this episode: A simple cup of tea.  The Imperial War Museum describes how water, transported in petrol cans, was purified and used to make tea to mask the taste.

Recommended biscuits to accompany this episode: World War I trench cake.  Not strictly a biscuit, but worth a Google.

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