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Find the Family Redcoat! Researching British Army Ancestors

Event Information

  • 19 Oct 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • National Library of Australia
  • Canberra
  • Australian Capital Territory
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  • Cost: Free

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.