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Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - GEM FROM THE ARCHIVE -

na­tion­alarchives.gov.uk/ help-with-your-re­search It’s been a while since The Na­tional Ar­chives’ site oc­cu­pied our top spot in this fea­ture, but if you’re just start­ing to in­ves­ti­gate the ca­reer of a rat­ing/of­fi­cer, there’s no bet­ter place to start. From the tweaked Re­search Guides or On­line Col­lec­tions ar­eas you can choose the ‘Mil­i­tary and mar­itime’ op­tion, then re­fine your re­sults to fo­cus on the Royal Navy ( RN) and Royal Marines. Th­ese lead to the likes of Royal Marines’ ser­vice records (1842-1925), plus guides to Royal Navy work­ers in dock­yards. Each guide has de­tails of what sources are held where (on and off­line), and what can be searched via Dis­cov­ery. There’s also the Trafal­gar An­ces­tors data­base at na­tional ar­chives.gov.uk/trafal­gar­ances­tors.

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