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Tracing Your Naval Ancestors

Tracing Your Naval Ancestors

by Bruno Pappalardo
Category: Military history
Format: Paperback
Date of publication: January 2003
Publisher: The National Archives
ISBN: 9781903365373
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Tracing Your Naval Ancestors is a new and comprehensive guide for family and naval historians, archivists, librarians and medal collectors.

This detailed guide explains the wide and diverse range of records and secondary sources which can be used to trace genealogical and career information in relation to the men and women who have served in the Royal Navy, and the naval reserve and auxiliary forces formed to assist it, from 1660 to modern times.

With an easy to follow and accessible format, this up-to-date guide provides illustrations of key documents, lists of useful websites, publications and addresses which will help researchers identify key and overlooked sources vital to tracing naval ancestors.

'This wonderful guide book is a must for anyone doing Royal Navy research' - British Interest Group of Wisconsin and Illinois

• history and organization of the Royal Navy
• service records
• ships' pay books, musters, description books and ledgers
• casualty and wound records
• campaign medals and gallantry awards
• operational records
• courts martial records
• pension records

Bruno Pappalardo is a military specialist in the Research and Editorial Services Department at The National Archives. He is the author of the latest edition of Using Navy Records.