Medals: The Researcher's Guide [Great Britain]

By: William Spencer

Price: $19.95

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Book Details: 256 pages; 5" x 8", The National Archives [United Kingdom]


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This unique approach to researching medals focuses upon tracing individuals and actions through the medal roll. Ranging from Java to New Orleans, Copenhagen to Egypt, it explores both campaign and commemorative medals to show how the awards system helps research into an ancestor, regiment, medal or campaign. Structured geographically for ease of use, the guide draws together information from the National Archives and the India Office records at the British Library. It advises on the best online access and places to visit, as well as strategies for extending research into sources such as the census and the War Diaries. Combining detailed descriptions far fuller than those in online catalogues with an insider s knowledge on imminent record releases, this is the perfect, time-saving tool for family historians, military enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Title: Medals: The Researcher's Guide [Great Britain]

Author: William Spencer

Categories: Military, Great Britain,

Publisher: The National Archives [United Kingdom]:

ISBN Number: 1905615353

ISBN Number 13: 9781905615353

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 256 pages; 5" x 8", The National Archives [United Kingdom]

Seller ID: 615353

Description: ***Best-selling guide, unrivalled in breath and scope, covers military and civil awards, orders, decorations and medals, from 1793 to 1992***
This unique approach to researching medals focuses upon tracing individuals and actions through the medal roll. Ranging from Java to New Orleans, Copenhagen to Egypt, it explores both campaign and commemorative medals to show how the awards system helps research into an ancestor, regiment, medal or campaign. Structured geographically for ease of use, the guide draws together information from the National Archives and the India Office records at the British Library. It advises on the best online access and places to visit, as well as strategies for extending research into sources such as the census and the War Diaries. Combining detailed descriptions—far fuller than those in online catalogues—with an insider’s knowledge on imminent record releases, this is the perfect, time-saving tool for family historians, military enthusiasts and collectors alike

About Author
William Spencer is the military records specialist at The National Archives. He is the author of the bestselling "Army Service Records of the First World War" and "Air Force Records for Family Historians".

256 pages; 5" x 8", The National Archives [United Kingdom]