British Military Research – ISBGFH Virtual Institute November 23 & 24

If your ancestors served in the British Military, this two-day conference offered by the International Society for British Genealogy and Family History might be of interest. It will be instructed by Paul Nixon. Paul is our military columnist for British Connections and is also the military expert at Findmypast.

This two-day conference will examine the role our British ancestors played in the service of their monarch and country. This will look at service between 1760 and 1945, with the main focus on the British Army between 1870 and 1945.

Day 1 will begin with an overview of the topics to be covered and what survives online and offline. Two sessions will be dedicated to service at sea and service in the air, before we move on to the British Army.

Day 2 will focus entirely on service in the British Army: how the army evolved, how it was organized, how we can be smart in using surviving source material to inform us about soldiers’ services.

Case studies will be referenced throughout the two-day event. For more information see