Monday, 1 April 2013

First World War British Army service records on FamilySearch

Family Search ( has added the surviving British Army service records from the First World War, as held in WO363 and WO364 at the National Archives at Kew. The records can be viewed freely at, but only at an LDS family history centre. The same records are already available via Ancestry (, but you can access them for free if your local library subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition - just in case you can't get to an LDS centre. At the moment the collection is also browse only.

(With thanks to the FamilySearch blog at


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  1. "only at an LDS family history centre" - ah, thanks, that explains why I couldn't see anything.

    Mind you, given that it's browse only, I think this version might just be a bit tedious to use.


  2. Suspect they will be indexed in due course.