Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Reserching an Anzac

Military historian Neil C Smith will be a special guest speaker for Diamond Valley’s Family History Fest program this month at Diamond Valley Library:  Researching an Anzac Wednesday April 29 at 1.30 pm.
With over 24 years' Australian army experience, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Smith understands military jargon, abbreviations and the various organisational and recording systems employed by the army, navy and air force.  He is the author of That Elusive DiggerThat Elusive Digger
Neil’s presentation at the annual State Library of Victoria Family History Feast in 2013 can be accessed on the SLV website.
There has certainly be an update since that time including the development ofDiscovering Anzacs which provides a new gateway to access service records of Australians and New Zealanders who served in world war one. This site also allows researchers to transcribe records, add their stories, including group photos, add relationships and external links.
Researchers may also be interested in this guide Researching your Australian military ancestor
Image: Whittlesea War Memorial

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