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We have launched the largest name searchable collection of War Memorial photographs. For the launch there are over 100,000 records available, which is quickly growing to offer more coverage.

Nick Thorne, Writer at TheGenealogist

Nick Thorne

Writer at TheGenealogist

The Genealogist has launched a unique service that allows you to find your ancestor on the largest collection of combined War Memorial records and images currently available anywhere.

With 100,000 records made available at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show and a fast growing coverage it’s now possible to quickly search for an ancestor who is commemorated on a memorial.

Records ranging from soldiers lost in the Boer War in 1901, to more modern day conflicts such as in Northern Ireland, there are a number of records to access in our War Memorial collection.

Using the sophisticated search technology, from the MasterSearch, with just the basic details, you can locate full information on where a soldier is commemorated, find out more details such as the regiment he was in and full location of the War Memorial and even see images of the war memorial itself to view the name of your ancestor!

Here we find the unusual records of a Thomas Ambrose, who was killed in 1916 by a bomb from a German airship flying over Sudbury. The transcribed record on TheGenealogist details how he died and where he is commemorated, as below.

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This is the first time that a fully searchable database of war memorials, complete with images has been made available online. It’s also the first time genealogical records have been linked in with other services to provide a great wealth of information.

Each transcript brings up details of the memorial with overview images of the entire memorial and is connected to Google Maps with StreetView to see the precise location of the memorial. The memorial is in turn linked to the Imperial War Museum’s Memorial Archive, giving you further details about the memorial, such as who built it, when it was built, who paid for it and more.

Find your ancestor using just their name, locate their memorial and add the images and information to your family history records or even plan your visit! TheGenealogist brings everything together on one page, making things as easy as possible in your search quest.

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