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==== '''RECORDS FOR FINDING OFFICERS' REGIMENT NAME OR NUMBER'''<br> ====
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'''RECORDS FOR FINDING OFFICERS' REGIMENT NAME OR NUMBER'''<br>  
 
 
==== '''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND Census records 1841-1911]''' ====
 
  
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#'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND Census records 1841-1911]'''
 
#'''[http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths]''' (for England &amp;&nbsp;Wales from 1837; for Scotland from 1855; for Ireland from 1864 with Protestant marriages from 1845)  
 
#'''[http://freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths]''' (for England &amp;&nbsp;Wales from 1837; for Scotland from 1855; for Ireland from 1864 with Protestant marriages from 1845)  
 
#'''Homes Sources:'''&nbsp; especially medals &amp; awards, discharge papers, pension papers, journals, obituaries, old letters  
 
#'''Homes Sources:'''&nbsp; especially medals &amp; awards, discharge papers, pension papers, journals, obituaries, old letters  
 
#'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Collection/Display?uri=C14273- Army Lists:]''' monthly, annual and the more recent quarterly or half-yearly lists - contain the name, rank, regiment, year of commission to any particular rank of officer.&nbsp; See W.O. 64, 65 &amp;&nbsp;66.  
 
#'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Collection/Display?uri=C14273- Army Lists:]''' monthly, annual and the more recent quarterly or half-yearly lists - contain the name, rank, regiment, year of commission to any particular rank of officer.&nbsp; See W.O. 64, 65 &amp;&nbsp;66.  
 
#'''Army Lists and Commission Registers:'''&nbsp; Charles Dalton compiled the commissions of officers from 1661 to 1714.  
 
#'''Army Lists and Commission Registers:'''&nbsp; Charles Dalton compiled the commissions of officers from 1661 to 1714.  
#'''Gentleman's Magazine &amp;&nbsp;Index, 1731-1850:'''&nbsp; Lists many officers' commissions; indexes are at the back of each volume (FHL&nbsp;Book 942 B2gm index).  
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#'''[[Gentlemans_Magazine|Gentleman's Magazine &amp;&nbsp;Index]], 1731-1850:'''&nbsp; Lists many officers' commissions; indexes are at the back of each volume (FHL&nbsp;Book 942 B2gm index).  
 
#'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Collection/Display?uri=C14251- Applications for Pensions for Widows and Children 1755-1908:]'''&nbsp; (Foreign Regiments included); W.O. 42, pieces 1-51.  
 
#'''[http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Collection/Display?uri=C14251- Applications for Pensions for Widows and Children 1755-1908:]'''&nbsp; (Foreign Regiments included); W.O. 42, pieces 1-51.  
 
#[https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=WO+96&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= '''Militia Attestation Returns:'''&nbsp;] whole military (attachments), 1806-1915; W.O. 96, pieces #1-1522.  
 
#[https://familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=WO+96&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= '''Militia Attestation Returns:'''&nbsp;] whole military (attachments), 1806-1915; W.O. 96, pieces #1-1522.  
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#'''Registers, Various:&nbsp; Service Returns -- #3 Discharges (of Noncommissioned Officers):''' 1783-1810, W.O. 25, pieces #1121-1131; indexed.  
 
#'''Registers, Various:&nbsp; Service Returns -- #3 Discharges (of Noncommissioned Officers):''' 1783-1810, W.O. 25, pieces #1121-1131; indexed.  
 
#'''Muster Master Generals' Index of Casualties (officers'):''' 1797-1817; W.O. 25, pieces 1196-1358  
 
#'''Muster Master Generals' Index of Casualties (officers'):''' 1797-1817; W.O. 25, pieces 1196-1358  
#'''Regimental Registers of Pensioners:'''&nbsp; Royal Chelsea Hospital 1717-1857, W.O. 120.
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#'''Regimental Registers of Pensioners:'''&nbsp; Royal Chelsea Hospital 1717-1857, W.O. 120.  
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#'''Other biographical sources''' (see [[England Biography]])
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[[Category:Military Records]]

Latest revision as of 19:18, 6 February 2016

RECORDS FOR FINDING OFFICERS' REGIMENT NAME OR NUMBER

  1. Census records 1841-1911
  2. Civil Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths (for England & Wales from 1837; for Scotland from 1855; for Ireland from 1864 with Protestant marriages from 1845)
  3. Homes Sources:  especially medals & awards, discharge papers, pension papers, journals, obituaries, old letters
  4. Army Lists: monthly, annual and the more recent quarterly or half-yearly lists - contain the name, rank, regiment, year of commission to any particular rank of officer.  See W.O. 64, 65 & 66.
  5. Army Lists and Commission Registers:  Charles Dalton compiled the commissions of officers from 1661 to 1714.
  6. Gentleman's Magazine & Index, 1731-1850:  Lists many officers' commissions; indexes are at the back of each volume (FHL Book 942 B2gm index).
  7. Applications for Pensions for Widows and Children 1755-1908:  (Foreign Regiments included); W.O. 42, pieces 1-51.
  8. Militia Attestation Returns:  whole military (attachments), 1806-1915; W.O. 96, pieces #1-1522.
  9. Regimental Registers of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials of soldiers and their families, 1761-1924: (FHL has birth indexes ohnly)
  10. Chaplain Returns of births, marriages, deaths and burials of soldiers and their families, 1796-1880:  FRC, London (FHL has indexes and records)
  11. Services of Officers on Full Pay:  1828 W.O. 25, pieces #749-779; alphabetical (FHL Book 942 M2sp)
  12. Services of Officers on Full & Half Pay:  1829, W.O. 25, pieces #780-807; alphabetical
  13. Returns of Retired Officers' Services on Half Pay: 1847, W.O. 25, pieces #808-823; indexed (FHL Book 942 M23be)
  14. Registers, Various: Service Returns -- #1 Service Noncommissioned Officers: 1806 (June), W.O. 25, piece #871-1120; indexed.
  15. Registers, Various:  Service Returns -- #3 Discharges (of Noncommissioned Officers): 1783-1810, W.O. 25, pieces #1121-1131; indexed.
  16. Muster Master Generals' Index of Casualties (officers'): 1797-1817; W.O. 25, pieces 1196-1358
  17. Regimental Registers of Pensioners:  Royal Chelsea Hospital 1717-1857, W.O. 120.
  18. Other biographical sources (see England Biography)