Friday, 7 November 2014

Family Relatives offers WW1 infographic

Abridged press release from FamilyRelatives (

FamilyRelatives Mark Remembrance Day With Military Infographics & 1 Million Military Records for World War I

As all thoughts turn to remembrance on this year’s hugely significant Armistice Day, leading genealogy and family history site, FamilyRelatives, is urging people to discover more about their military past, using their incredible archive of over 20 million military records. This week marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, and FamilyRelatives has more than a million records from this specific time period alone, allowing users more insight than ever before, into their own military lineage.

FamilyRelatives will be commemorating the occasion with the release of a booklet made up of 26 infographics, a totally free download for all visitors to the site. Packed full of fascinating facts about the war and the people who fought in it, the infographics are sure to satisfy the appetite of anyone who has ever wondered whether their relatives played a part in one of the most infamous battles that ever took place.

The infographic is available to download for free to encourage more people to think about their family history in the context of the Great War. The graphics are packed with interesting snippets of information that bring home the reality of the war for so many – for instance, the youngest British soldier to die in World War I is thought to have been just fourteen years old, while the oldest man to die as a result of war wounds was a Lieutenant at the age of sixty-eight. ‘Smith’, ‘Jones’ and ‘Brown’ were the most common surnames of men to die in the war, and 628 of the 1,357 Victoria Crosses that have been awarded throughout history came from World War I.

For more information about FamilyRelatives’ extensive military records, or to search the database, visit the website: or visit to download the free infographic, or to use it for your own website.

(With thanks to Robert Woods)


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