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.
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.