11 February 2014

FamilySearch adds WW1 WAAC records

This FamilySearch collection, United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920, contains records of 7,000 women who joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) between 1917 and 1920. The records are from series WO 398 at the National Archives and contain enrollment forms, statements of service, and other documents pertaining to their service.

There are 264,610 browse images in total organized into sections alphabetically by surname. You may likely find: name, date of birth, place of birth, residence, marital status, number of children (if married), occupation, age, date of enlistment.

The actual record images are viewable only at Family History Centres or to signed-in members of supporting organizations.

Want more information about the contents? There's a FamilySearch wiki entry that includes a sample of the file for Annie Bew who served in France in catering services. A TNA Discovery search reveals a WAAC record for Annie, available online for a £3.36 fee. The search could save you a fruitless trip to the local FHC.

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