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Family History in the Wars: How Your Ancestors Served Their Country Paperback – November 30, 2007

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William Spencer has been Military Specialist at The National Archives since 1996. He served in the Royal Navy before joining the Archives in 1993 and possesses an MA in War Studies from King's College, London. He is the author of the bestselling Army Service Records of the First World War (3rd edition) and Air Force Records for Family Historians.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The National Archives UK (November 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903365953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903365953
  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 0.7 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,194,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 3, 2008
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Researched, compiled and organized by experienced and expert military information researcher William Spencer, "Family History In The Wars: How Your Ancestors Served Their Country" is a very specialized guide for genealogists and non-specialist general readers wanting to discover how their family members in previous generations served within any of the branches of the military. In addition to the general Army, Navy, and Air Force archival resources, this highly portable pocket-sized instructional reference also includes women's auxiliary and nursing units, merchant seamen, prisoner-of-war files, civil defense, casualty lists, medals and gallantry awards. A superbly organized compendium of tips and techniques, "Family History In The Wars" is confidently recommended for inclusion into personal, professional, and academic library Genealogical Studies and Military Studies reference collections.
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