Wills at the Society of Genealogists Library

The Society of Genealogists Library is probably the best place to look for wills and related probate documents. In addition to holding all published and many unpublished indexes and finding aids to tell you if a will or administration exits, the SoG also has copies of the documents themselves by being an affiliate library with FamilySearch. The SoG provides access to view the records that FamilySearch makes available on microfilm and/or in digital form through the FamilySearch Catalogue

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The Missing of the First World War - An Online Talk on 17 June

Known only unto God’ - about a third of the men who died while serving in the British, Australian and Canadian armies during the First World War have no known grave. Hundreds of thousands of American, French and Germans soldiers also disappeared during the Great War. If they were killed on the Western Front, their bodies still lie in the mud of France and Belgium. Their sacrifice is recorded on memorials, such as the Menin Gate and Thiepval. Surprisingly, even now the remains of soldiers are discovered in fields in Europe and buried with military honours in one of the war cemeteries.

Using their stories and those of their relations, Simon Fowler explores why they met this fate, how their relations tried to find about their deaths, and what happened to their families after the War. Simon also looks at the resources available, if you want to search for anyone on your family tree that was posted missing in action...

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