Saturday, 6 October 2012

The Great War 1914-18 Magazine

One of the recent additions to the Ancestry.co.uk collection is page images of the periodical The Great War: The Standard History of the All-Europe Conflict. Published from 1914 to 1919 by the Amalgamated Press, it was co-edited by Herbert Wrigley Wilson and John Alexander Hammerton. It's huge with photos, maps and other visual material on almost every page, many whole-page images.

As a periodical it was issued in parts, numbered from 1 to 272, combined into 13 volumes. As presented by Ancestry there are 7,717 pages. While the original index is reproduced in the first few pages, and it is extensive, it provides references to the original volume number and page, not Ancestry's page numbering. It's not easy to find a page referenced in the index.

The table below provides a cross reference to help in translating volume and page index references to Ancestry's page numbering. Find the item of interest in the index and note the volume and page number. Find the Ancestry page number for the start of that volume from the table and add the page number from the index. It should get you close to the right Ancestry-numbered page.

Volume/Parts
Ancestry Pages
Approx End Date
1/1-16
        92 - 560
5 Dec 1914
2/17-32
561-1033
28 Mar 1915
3/33-48
1034-1509
17 Jul 1915
4/49-64
1510 -1983
13 Nov 1915
5/65-80
1984-2466
26 Feb 1916
6/81-100
2467-3091
15 Jul 1916
7/101-120
3092-3718
2 Dec 1916
8/121-140
3719-4351
17 April 1917
9/141-160
4352- 4921
8 Sept 1917
10/161-186
4922-5640
9 Mar 1918
11/187-212
5641-6294
7 Sep 1918
12/213-242
6295-7000
5 April 1918
13/243-272
7001-7717
8 Nov 1919



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