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ANZAC biography project by the National Archives

Posted October 31, 2014 into Science and Tech by John Birmingham

The Archive Super Nerds of both OZ and NZ have a kind of amazeballz project to profile every Australian and New Zealander who served in World War I. They're digitizing the service dossiers of everyone who served, including the women of the nursing corps and all the support services, and throwing it online with a heap of other documents, linking back to an earier project which crowd sourced photographs, letters and so on from family members.

You can check it out here.

6 Responses to ‘ANZAC biography project by the National Archives’

tqft has opinions thus...

Posted October 31, 2014
Just sent it to wife for her family history project.

Have some of it already but there are gaps.

I should also look up my father's mother's relatives.

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Surtac ducks in to say...

Posted October 31, 2014

Excellent resource for the personal history buffs.

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insomniac would have you know...

Posted October 31, 2014
I looked up my grandfather's records and found that I was "this close" to not being here at all.

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ShaneAlpha mumbles...

Posted October 31, 2014
Please give thanks to our archivists. If you've ever tried to find things from the U.K. national archives website you'll know how much better the Australian one is.

Obviously, the records are only as good as the record keepers. But you can find surprising things when you go looking. For example, letters from your long deceased ancestors. Or, thank's to JB's link here, that one of your ancestors was involved in TWO mutinies on Australian warships during WW1.

Lulu would have you know...

Posted October 31, 2014
"U.K. national archives"

The military archives, or ordinary civil? I've tried finding U.K civil records through Ancestry.com.au and it's impossible.

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ShaneAlpha puts forth...

Posted October 31, 2014
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

I've tried to use this site before and compared to the AU one it's utter arse. They seem more concerned with getting you to pay them and pay a researcher rather then making the information searchable.

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