http://xml.sandn.net/images/feedlogo.JPGGenealogy News, Information and Updateshttp://xml.sandn.netGenealogy News, Information and UpdatesRegularly updated genealogy information in the UK. Includes general information and news, information about online information, updates from family history websites, reviews of genealogy products, and more.http://xml.sandn.neten-gbCopyright (c) British Data Archive7article.php?id=7Celebrities of the ArmyWe usually think of 'celebrity' as a modern invention, but who were the figures of public interest in the 19th Century - the celebrities?
We usually think of celebrity as a modern invention, but this collected biography of the great 19th century soldiers shows who were the figures of public interest at the height of Britain's imperial power. The CD contains scanned images from a book written by Commander Chas N Robinson, RN, and includes biographies of 72 high-ranking and prominent soldiers in the armies of the British Empire. It includes well-known figures such as Baden-Powell and Kitchener, and others whose names are now forgotten. Each man has a single page of text and a single colour portrait. This publication will be useful to anyone with an Interest in the British Army in the late 19th century. The scanning is high quality and the CD is easy to use. Available from S&N Genealogy Supplies.
19 Dec 2006http://www.armylists.org.uk/
49article.php?id=49Celebrities of the Army - Colonel R.S.S. Baden-PowellA short extract from 'Celebrities of the Army', a book written in the 19th Century.
The following is an extract from "Celebrities of the Army", published by S&N Genealogy Supplies. "The war in South Africa has made and consolidated several notable reputations, but, perhaps, no single officer will have come out of it with greater accession of both popularity and professional esteem than the gallant cavalryman who is commonly know as "B.P". A few years ago Baden-Powell was chiefly known as a smart and resourceful Hussar, who had done good work in Zululand in 1888, and was a recognised authority on polo, pig-sticking, and sport generally. The son of a well-known Oxford professor, he had entered the 13th Hussars at the age of 19 in 1876, had been adjutant of his regiment, A.D.C at the Cape, and Assistant Military Secretary at Malta, and had won the Kadir Cup "after pig" at Cawnpore. But he did not come to the front as a campaigner until the Ashanti Expedition of 1896, when he was employed on special duty in charge of native levies, and, incidentally, by the Daily Chronicle as a Correspondant. His letters to the latter were afterwards expanded into a volume entitled "The Downfall of Prempeh", which proved him to possess considerable literary and descriptive power. Indeed his intellectual capacity, apart from soldiering, is very marked, and in singing, painting, and amateur acting, as well as in literature, this versatile sabreur takes keen pleasure when not engaged in the sterner pursuit of hunting men." You can find more about this product at www.genealogysupplies.com.
12 Mar 2007http://www.armylists.org.uk
46article.php?id=46Tracing a Military AncestorRecords of army officers were kept as early as 1702. So if you are searching for a particluar army list you know has some vital information that you need for your research, there are many products to choose from.
Records of army officers were kept as early as 1702. These lists named the officer, their regiment, and usually the date they received their current commission and when they retired. The first official Army list was published in 1740 and since 1754 they have been published regularly as annual lists (1754-1879) and quarterly lists (1879-1922). Since 1939 they have been classified and not available to the public. An outline of an officer's career is usually fairly easy to discover from official army lists. The most important information is usually organised by regiment, so if you need to trace a military ancestor, you aren't going to get very far without their regiment details. An army list can give you much more detail, and can usually provide the key to accessing a soldier's various documents relating to their appointment and service. (These documents can then be accessed via the Public Record Office). If you are searching for a particular army list you know has some vital information that need for your research, there are many products that you can choose from. S&N Genealogy Supplies has a large range of military records.
12 Mar 2007http://www.genealogysupplies.com/
3article.php?id=3Naval ServiceNavy Lists contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century.
Navy Lists contains additional information beyond naval officers and the dates of their seniority, which takes the careers of some back into the late eighteenth century. This information includes personnel working in the Civil Department of the navy. the dockyards and medals awarded to ships and individuals back to 1793, which covers the period of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and the great sea battles of the early nineteenth century. The medals both with and without officers in their ancestry. Rates of pay for all naval personnel, both serving and retired, are given. This product is available from S&N Genealogy Supplies.
1 Dec 2006http://www.armylists.org.uk/