Saturday, 14 December 2013

UKMFH to concentrate on WW1 sites for 2014

I'm still trawling through several hundred emails received in the last three weeks - this is a press release from UKMFH ( received just over a week back: concentrating on WW1 websites for 2014

Full website addresses :

These three websites have continued to grow since their respective launches. began first with just over 250 links to other websites - it now has over 2,400. Similarly and have also grown since their initial launches.

2014's 100 year anniversary of World War 1 has prompted a lot of interest in researching the many topics of WW1 on the Internet and so the team behind these three websites has been concentrating their efforts within into adding many more links to websites that have online information for WW1.

As with and , the website links within are all categorised by content and by county, but also has keywords.

On the menu the Category and County menu buttons will list links to websites relevant to your selection, but as the topic of Military Family History is so vast, it is often better to make use of the Keyword menu button. On the Keyword page the list of keywords is over 8,000 in length, so you have the option to refine the list by entering your interest. For example, enter Somme and click on the Refine the keywords button and the Keywords list will be reduced to those relevant to the various battles on the Somme. You can then select the keyword of specific interest and when you then click Search, the page that will be displayed will be links to all the sites that we know of relevant to this keyword topic.

Our aim with , and is that we do the searching so that the users do not have to. Many websites have useful information, but they do not appear at the top of Google's search results. We dig down past Google's (and other search engines) first page of results to find these websites and add links to them on the appropriate pages within our websites. In searching for WW1 related sites we are finding many sites with other military related themes and adding them too, so as always is not just for WW1 research.

So, we hope that as the interest in WW1 grows, can be of service to family historians researching their ancestors who played a part in the 1948-1918 war. It's free to use too!

(With thanks to Ian Hartas)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at

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