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CRUCIAL NEW WW1 EVIDENCE

Seeking a WW1 service ancestor? The new release of millions of pension records could provide those crucial details you need to identify your family hero. Ross Gowland explains

The new release of the First World War Record Card archive is a welcome boost for researchers – particularly those who have knowledge of the existence of a First World War serviceman yet lack the documentary evidence. These records contain unique genealogical information which link a home address with the full name and regiment of a serviceman. The Western Front Association (WFA) acquired the full archive in November 2012, when a Ministry of Defence warehouse was scheduled to be cleared. The WFA has partnered with Ancestry.co.uk to fully digitise these important records.

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What are your family history goals for 2019? Perhaps you'd like to get your family history notes more organised? To be sure you're searching the right ancestors? To take your research back further? To look into your family's lives in more depth? Or perhaps your goal is simply to take that first step and start finding out about your family tree? Our ultimate guide - in this, the Feb issue of Family Tree - has advice to help everyone become the best genealogist they can be... from the newly curious, to those with many research discoveries under their belt already, you're sure to find it a valuable read. Happy researching!