Sunday, 21 June 2015

Scottish Military Research Group guides

The Scottish Military Research Group ( has a series of superb research guides for research into Scottish soldiers and
units, including the following:

Researching your pre-WW1 ancestors
Researching your First World War ancestors (updated)
Researching Second World War ancestors
Common Military Abbreviations
Scotland and the First World War - A Chronology
Researching military ancestors after 1945

Also now available is a brand new guide entitled Identifying Scottish military units from photographs, and in the near future two new guides are promised: Ranks and Formations and Scottish military regiments and units

To access the free guides please visit

(With thanks to David McNay)


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