WW1 Useful Resources

Much of my family history research has so far been around military ancestry and records. Here’s a few resources I’ve used that were useful when researching WW1 soldiers in Australia.

1. To find a WW1 soldiers records search the Australian Archives.  Many of their World War One records have been digitalised and can be viewed online for free.   http://naa.gov.au

2. You can’t go past the Australian War Memorial for further information on our involvement in war and conflicts. Copies of battalion diaries can also be found here.     http://www.awm.gov.au

3. Recommended books include:                                                                                                                                                 Digging for Diggers A guide to researching an Australian soldier of the Great War, 1914-1918 by Graeme Hoskins. It’s a valuable source. – Battalion history books can give you an insight to the role of a particular battalion.

4. Discovering Anzacs is free to join and anyone can add information about a soldier to build a story. https://www.discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/

5. Trove newspapers: http://trove.nla.gov.au                                                                                                                                         I found it useful for articles about ships returning to Australia, soldiers photographs and other miscellaneous information.  I hope someone finds one of these resources useful for their research. If anyone has further questions about these websites feel free to ask in the comments section.





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