Saturday 14 November 2009

WW1 Records from Ancestry

Good to see that Ancestry has rectified its search function and that the records for soldiers in the WO 363 series can now be interrogated properly.

Ancestry has also published De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour on-line. This contains the biographies of over 26,000 Great War casualties and includes 7,000 photographs.

Finally, Ancestry has also made available, Ireland, Casualties of World War 1, 1914-1918 which provides "information on over 49,000 Irish men and women who died in the Great War."

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Thursday 5 November 2009

WW1 Service Records

Ancestry has uploaded the remaining service records from the WO363 series on its website.

After an initial hiccup, the search function for this series now appears to be working better than it was, although it is still far from perfect. I just hope that Ancestry rectifies this soon. I find it amazing that such a large company can release such an important product without any apparent quality control checks.