13:15 - 14:00

On the surface researching men who served in the First World War is easy. And so often it is. But there are numerous shell holes that could trap the unwary. Based on over a decade of researching soldiers, sailors and airmen this lecture will suggest various research strategies that can help if you have got tangled up in genealogical barbed wire. Have you used parish magazines or probate calendars? And what are Silver War Badges and regimental histories? And, above all, what to do if your ancestor isn

Simon Fowler

Simon Fowler is a professional researcher, writer and tutor specialising in history. In recent years he has researched dozens of men and women who served across the world during the two worlds wars and given many talks on the subject.
His Tracing Your WW1 Ancestors' book is the most comprehensive guide to the subject currently in print. Copies can be bought from the Pen & Sword Stand. Look out too for his guides to Army and Navy ancestors.