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Researching British Army Ancestors

Researching British Army Ancestors
Find the Family Redcoat Learning session

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Port Jackson from Dawes' Battery (1842)
19 October 2017, 14:00-15:00
Ferguson Room, Level 1


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These days nearly everyone is looking for a felon in their family tree but the life of a soldier in colonial Australia was also often ripe with colour: guarding gold transports and convicts, pursuing bushrangers, assisting with exploration and constructing key infrastructure. 

Muster books, pay lists, registers, succession books and other soldiers documents, there’s a wealth of material to delve into. This talk will show you how to research your ancestors' 19th century military service using resources from the National Library and other service records.