Whether you're a beginner, just starting out or have been researching for a while and hit a brick wall these FREE tutorials and informative downloads from Forces War Records are essential guides to help you with your genealogy research.
Military records can sometimes be difficult to read or understand. This guide explains the terminologies, abbreviations and acronyms often used in records.
How to get started... 10 simple steps from Simon Fowler, a member of AGRA, to kick-start your genealogy research or help you if you've hit a brick wall.
What was it really like on the front line? This guide takes you through the journey of evacuation for those wounded or injured, and explains medical terms.
How to track down your ancestor who may have been, or was, a Prisoner of War, this guide will take you through the search process and gives details about life in a POW camp.
This guide will tell you how to search for your military ancestor's WW2 records, often tricky because so many were destroyed in the Blitz. Discover what you'll need to track him down.
Remembrance Special. Read about the 'Unknown warrior' As all over Europe and beyond, different nations revere and remember their own Unknown Warriors from the Great War. Also discover the Forces War Records Dedication Wall.
“Mens Sana in Corpore Sano” runs the motto of the Army Physical
Training Corps. “A well-balanced mind in a healthy body”. This special download features sports in wartime with pictures and offical documents and information on cricket legend Hedley Verity
In this download 'Meet the Forces War Records POW Expert' and see a selection of Prisoner of War journal extracts from our Historic Archive.
On 10th of July 1940 The Battle of Britain took to the skies. Read about the great air battle including: Battle Of Britain, Just How British Was It?
Discover more about your military ancestor by tracking the movements of his unit. See his journey unfold step by step, with the Forces War Records ORBATS WWI Troop Movements feature. Also understand the Army structure
What was it really like at Jutland, the largest naval battle of the First World War? This guide takes you through the battle with historic features, archive extracts and images.
D-Day 6th June 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history. Read some little known facts about what really happened on that famous day which took three years of planning.
This guide will tell you how to get started with your research with this facinating and amusing insight into family tree research.
‘Royals at war’. A thought-provoking article discusses how royal family relationships couldn't prevent the outbreak of WW1, plus we pose the question; 'How symbolic were our royal leaders in wartime?'.
Getting Started Guide - Your complete guide to researching YOUR military ancestor: Where to start, how to search, and what to do if you hit a brick wall.
How To search School Records - Whilst it's exciting to find your ancestor record as a scholar, have you ever wondered what school life might be like for them? Or even what other school records are available?
If your ancestor served in the Merchant Navy, Royal Navy or as a submariner and you need some genealogy assistance please read our FREE tutorial: ‘How to search Naval Records’