Monday, July 27, 2009

Forces Genealogy

Forces Genealogy - This is a military genealogy website, covering the British armed forces from the 1600's. If you are an easily amused historian, this site has lots of fun information.

From the site:

From our site you can find records of over 1 million British Armed Forces personnel and over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships of the British Armed Forces going back to before 1630.
Our site is split up into different sections with name searches for those personnel whom either died in battle or those still alive today, and our history search details information of just about every unit ever created in the British Armed Forces.

You can even save your searches and bookmark pages of interest to your profile once you have completed a free registration with us, to help you in your quest to put back together the pieces of history you are looking for.

We are the only site to have collated this information in one easy to use cross-referenced database whereby you can cross-match personnel against the units they served in, making it very easy for you to build information on their service history.


Jim Moreno said...

Dr. Brown, this link is not loading up for me in Firefox for two days now, but it opens just fine in IE. Have you received any other like notices? Thanks for the post!

Anonymous said...

I love this site as it doesn't just sit on it's laurels: they have told me today that they have just invested a great deal of money and time getting more information for their databases and will be doubling it's size within the next month!
I spoke to their chief researcher who positively enjoys finding little niche information the larger sites just ignore but which give a real insight into your ancestors military life.
He said he's just found a few thousand French & Belgian military honours that were given to British servicemen during WWI and he really wants to work on Canadian and US troops that were sent to Europe in 1917/8!
If anyone has information on those brave boys you should send them an email directly: I know they'd have that stuff up there immediately!