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How to search military records

Findmypast has over 60 million military and conflict records, which contain reliable, accurate, and revealing information about your ancestor’s service history in conflicts that often impacted millions around the world. The records cover both the first world war and second world war. as well as a range of other national and international conflicts dating from 1760 to the 20th century.

To access these records, if you choose 'search' from the top navigation bar, and then select 'Military, Armed Forces and Conflict' from the drop down menu this will bring you to a new page to search these record sets.

Some tips for researching, 

  • Remember, some soldiers used an initial or a diminutive instead of a first name, so you should be aware of possible alternatives to your ancestor’s first name.

  • Begin your search with only the soldier’s name. Not all records included service number, regiment, or birth place.


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