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WW1 War Grave

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Andrew

Andrew Report 29 Dec 2012 16:47

Hi, can anyone help. I am trying to research the family tree of a WW1 soldier buried in a local cemetery and want to start a tree on Genes Reunited ? Can I do this and if so, how do I do it.

Cheers Andy

George

George Report 29 Dec 2012 17:06

Well Andrew, with the amount of problems with the tree on here that has been happening off and on since they changed it, you would be better to put it on one of the other sites, say, tribal pages, at least their tree works.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 29 Dec 2012 18:04

You can do it by having a free account and just adding the information that you have for this person. You can have as many trees as you wish if you open a new account for each one (at least you used to be able to). But as George says people are having trouble with the tree at the moment.

Kath. x

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 29 Dec 2012 19:35

Hi Andrew,
As you may have already found out about 60% of the ww1 records were destroyed during a bombing raid in 1940 the remainder that can be viewed on here or Ancestry for a fee are often damaged.

If you are lucky enough to be in one of the listed locations this site can guide you to the absent votors list (those away on service) certainly worth a try.

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/research/index.php/find-your-soldier/how-the-absent-voters-lists-can-help-your-military-research/

There are also the medal lists that show what he was awarded and so may help to track where he fought, if you are lucky enough to have access to any medals the name and number is stamped on the edge for double sided medals and more obviously on the back of the 1914- 15 star. Also do not be missled if you find diffrent numbers for the same soldier they seemed to have given a new number sometime if he changed units.

Good luck
Mayfield