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Please help SSAFA to raise awareness

Camoufleur

Swinger
Have you successfully traced your WW1 family history? If so, could you give useful tips and advice to readers of women's magazines?
SSAFA provides lifelong support for our Forces and their families, and was the only military charity supporting the dependants of soldiers and sailors in WW1.
We're trying to raise awareness of the practical, emotional and financial assistance we provide by capitalising on the current media interest in the 100th anniversary.
On this occasion, since it's for women's magazines, we're particularly (but not exclusively!) interested in hearing from women who have traced their family histories.
If you can help, please get in contact.
Very many thanks
Camoufleur
 
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bokkatankie

Guest
Ancestry.co.uk, especially with 1911 census is a great starting point. Just remember that 40% plus of WW1 service records got destroyed in the blitz (in WW2, just in case).
 

Camoufleur

Swinger
Thanks, bokkatankie. Just to clarify, we're looking for people who would be happy to be interviewed on the subject for women's magazines.
 
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bokkatankie

Guest
Thanks, bokkatankie. Just to clarify, we're looking for people who would be happy to be interviewed on the subject for women's magazines.

OK but one way be to find women who want to research family WW1 history and take it from start to finish. Not sure here is your best starting point!
 

oldbaldy

LE
Moderator
I don't know any female arrsers who are involved in genealogy but you might want to ask the same question over on rear party http://www.rearparty.co.uk/
 

FrosteeMARIA

LE
Gallery Guru
I had a look last year at the family history and managed to trace a great grandfather and his time served during the Boer War. Dug up quite a lot of info!


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Camoufleur

Swinger
Hey bokkatankie, don't go thinking SSAFA is sexist or anything daft like that! It's just that at times of heightened media interest we get approached by a wide range of publications, and in this particular case it was women's magazines who were interested in hearing from (shock horror) women who had successfully traced their WW1 family histories.
devexwarrior, sounds like you dug up some interesting stuff - tell us more about the 1 x MM, 1 x shrapnel wound and 1 x Court Martial?!
 

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