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Duration 37:08

Nineteenth century soldiers: getting the most from online resources

This talk aims to explain the intricacies of soldiers’ service records online, in record series WO 97, and how using the records of the First World War is something which should be considered when researching nineteenth-century soldiers.

William Spencer is The National Archives’ principal military specialist, and has worked for The National Archives for the past 17 years. He is the author of a number of books including Army Records: A guide for family historians.

1 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for some really useful tips re searching these records.

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