GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MILITARY ANCESTORS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA
When researching your family history, one of the first questions you may have is “With which Regiment did my ancestor serve?” and sometimes the only clue is a battered old wartime photograph, a medal or a few pages from an old pay-book.
This fascinating talk will provide you with some of the skills needed to study your old photographs and memorabilia in order to unlock the information they contain.
Illustrated by a wide selection of military images and artefacts, this talk will take you through the basics of identifying uniforms, medals, regiments and rank accompanied by hints and tips for your own follow-up research.
Bring along some of your own photographs for the question and answer session. You never know what you may learn!