Links for Military Records

Many of the general pay-per-view websites such as FindMyPast, Ancestry and The Genealogist include information on military sources, in addition to the specialist links in the list below.

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Provides service details and places of commemoration for those who died whilst serving with Commonwealth forces during the First and Second World Wars.
  • Military-Genealogy.Com: Includes access to Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 and the Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945, among others.
  • National Army Museum: Includes reference collections for the history of the British Army.
  • National Maritime Museum: Includes reference collections for all aspects of naval and general maritime history.
  • Royal Naval Museum: Includes reference collections for the history of the Royal Navy.
  • Royal Air Force Museum: Royal Air Force Museum for RAF information.
  • Imperial War Museum: Includes artefacts, documents and photograph collections for the wars of the 20th Century.
  • Naval Records: An ongoing project that aims to collect biographical information on those associated with the Royal Navy since 1660. Freely searchable by individual,ship or place. Charges apply for further data.
  • Regiments.org: Brief details of the history of units and formations, battle honours, campaign medals, army traditions, etc.
  • Western Front Association: The aim of the association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front.
  • First World War.Com: A site providing a wide range of background material to all aspects of The Great War, including maps, memoirs and other documentary material.
  • The Long, Long Trail: A site which aims to present the facts of the British Army in the First World War. Includes advice on how to carry out research on those who served.



Society news

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 20th February 2020 at St. John's Centre, Isleworth. Doors open at 7.15 pm. The focus of the meeting will be a talk by Julian Pooley titled Who Do You Think They Were? - Discovering the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Next Fair

The fairs season for 2019 is over. The next fair we will be attending is in 2020. For more information please see the Fairs page.

Next Advice Session

Our next Advice Session will be held at Feltham Library on Saturday 18th January from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. These sessions need to be booked. See the Advice page.


Previous news


Recent updates

13-January-2020

A new page titled On Joining the Committee has been added to the Members Area.

9-January-2020

Committee minutes for November 2019 added to Members Area.

2-January-2020

For nostalgia, you can now read online, (and search) all journals back to 1996.

27-December-2019

A new page titled Poor Law Records has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

20-December-2019

New image (and tip) of the month.

15-December-2019

A new page titled Burial Places Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

2-December-2019

A page titled WMFHS Data Privacy Policy has been added to the Members Area for references purposes.

29-November-2019

A new page titled Church Index has been added, and can be accessed from the Research tab.

28-November-2019

The Parish Maps page has been extended, and now has 4 maps.


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