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SCOTS GUARDS RECORDS

Mar­garet found some fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about Fred­er­ick’s mil­i­tary ca­reer with help from the Scots Guards. De­tails about the Scots Guards reg­i­men­tal ar­chives, along with in­struc­tions on how to sub­mit a re­search re­quest, can be found at scots­guards.org/ his­tory/ar­chives. For a full guide to trac­ing your Army an­ces­tors, turn to our fea­ture on page 17 of this is­sue.

WEST SUS­SEX RECORDS

Lo­cated in Chich­ester, West Sus­sex Record Of­fice holds mil­lions of his­toric records dat­ing back to the 8th cen­tury.

Like other re­gional ar­chives, the fa­cil­ity of­fers a range of ser­vices for peo­ple trac­ing their fam­ily his­tory, in­clud­ing free ac­cess to an­ces­try.co.uk and find­my­past.co.uk. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bit.ly/2w8i2cj.

BIRTH IN­DEXES

Civil reg­is­tra­tion in­dexes of births in Eng­land and Wales can be found on nu­mer­ous web­sites, in­clud­ing freebmd.org.uk. Once you have found a rel­e­vant en­try, you can then visit the Gen­eral Reg­is­ter Of­fice (GRO) web­site at www.gro.gov.uk to or­der a cer­tifi­cate, which will cost £9.25.

The GRO has also launched its own on­line in­dex, avail­able at the link above. Un­like the other in­dexes, it lists mother’s maiden names dat­ing back to 1837 – a cru­cial re­search tool.

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