27 May 2011

Naval Biographical Database

Information on 20,300 people who have served with the Royal Navy since 1660 is available at the Naval Biographical Database. While that's a mere drop in the bucket compared to the five million thought to have served, if your ancestor was a Commission, Warrant and Yard Officer this may be worth searching. A free search returns first and last names, earliest and latest dates for which information is available, search aid (rank), and the number of hits (facts).

You pay for a full report. The site contains examples, so you get a good idea of what you receive for your money, as well as useful background information.

The site is at http://www.navylist.org

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