April 25, 2021
While Anzac Day is a time of reflection and remembrance, it can also be a great time to start researching your Australian ancestors who served in the military. Here are three of my favourite resources:
Australian War Memorial (AWM) – the AWM website holds thousands of Australian military records from both world wars, including images, oral history interviews and articles. It has been an invaluable resource for me when I researched family members in WWI and is my go-to for any Australian military research!
National Archives of Australia Record Search – here you can find the complete service records of your ancestor who served in either world wars. Many records are digitised and are available to download to your computer.
Discovering Anzacs – a wonderful resource by the National Archives of Australia with profiles and extra info on Anzacs who served in WWI and the Boer War. They also have a fantastic map that allows you to search a locality and see which soldiers came from there.
I hope these records help you uncover the stories of your Anzac relatives, and in the coming months I will be transforming the Resources page of the blog to list a broader and more diverse selection of resources 🙂
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