Wednesday, 22 May 2019

MyHeritage Opens Military Records, including 19 British Collections

For a limited time, until 28 May, MyHeritage is making available 47 million military records from "around the world." While it's mainly US records, it is promoted as commemorating US Memorial Day, there are also the following British military records in the Draft, Enlistment & Service category.

British Silver War Badge Recipients, 1914 - 1918 — 867,865 records
British Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 - 1919 —697,905 records
British Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945 — 171,217 records
The (British) National Roll of the Great War, 1914 - 1918 — 111,825 records
British Army Prisoners of War Held in German Camps, 1939 - 1945 — 103,945 records
British Militia Attestations Index, 1886 - 1910 — 86,081 records
Boer War Casualties, 1899 - 1902 — 54,496 records
Ireland's Memorial Records, 1914 - 1918 — 49,177 records
British Royal Navy and Royal Marine Casualties, 1914 - 1919 — 43,558 records
British Empire Armies and Other Land Forces - Prisoners of War, 1939 - 1945 — 39,810 records
Waterloo Medal Recipients, 1815 — 36,855 records
De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1924 — 26,768 records
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914 - 1920 — 24,928 records
British Empire Naval and Air Forces - Prisoners of War, 1939 - 1945 — 19,232 records
British Militia Attestations Index, Royal Garrison Artillery, 1872 - 1915 —12,566 records
British Army Index, 1787 — 9,516 records
British Officers Taken as Prisoners of War, 1914 - 1918 — 8,319 records
British Military Officers — 2,544 records
Victoria Cross Recipients, 1854 - 2006 — 1,348 records.

Also opened up in this category is:
Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918 — 622,628 records.
As this database is fully accessible for free all the time from LAC the benefit of the MyHeritage access is the capability of searching those along with all the other records.

In the Pension Records and Military Documents categories the only non-US collection is
Anales De La Guerra Civil: Espana Desde 1868 - 1876 — 1,266 records.


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