Monday, 4 August 2014

Red Cross First World War POW records now online

A quick announcement to say that the International Red Cross has now added its ICRC Prisoners of the First World War records collection online at

Lots of good stuff there - I've just found a document on Ruhleben camp in Germany "Visit of Mr. Th. Aubert, S. Horneffer, captain Hjort, P. Nabholz, P. Bonifazi. M. de Muller, J.-B. Micheli to the camps for the Russian prisoners of war in Germany, in Bohemia and in Poland", although it's in French! Lots of individual records also - happy hunting.

And a record for my civilian great uncle John Brownlee Paton who was interned at Ruhleben in 1916:

Lots still to explore....!


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And please consider purchasing the great new version of Caledonia by The Libations at 79p via - all profits go to help fund Scottish foodbanks

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