My Ancestor was in the Royal Navy   -  A half-day Course on 1 November

Was your ancestor in the Navy? We will look at Royal Navy records dating back to before 1700, as well as a history of the service, guides to uniforms and insignia, divisions and branches of the Navy, pensions, dockyards, casualties, courts martial and tribunals. As the "senior service" with various different branches researching your ancestors service can be a minefield, records relating to both personnel and operations provide valuable information about the life your ancestor lived whilst serving in the Navy. This session will examine the wealth of information available and where to research for an ancestor tracing a career from boy entrant to a navy pensioner.

A half-day course with Ian Waller on 1 November 10:30-13:00, cost £20.00/£16.00 SoG members. Places should be pre-booked, either through our website or by telephone: 020 7553 32920. Do you have a question? email the events department.

Ian Waller is the author the Society of Genealogists book of the same title, available in our bookshop.