Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Australian WWI Records - Now Free

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

Mapping our Anzacs, from the Australian National Archives is a tool to browse 375,971 records of service in the Australian Army during World War I according to the person's place of birth or enlistment. You might not be able to find someone, if a person served in both world wars, for example, their WWI records might have been amalgamated with their WWII records. They have identified over 3000 cases where this occurred, and are working to link the information in Mapping our Anzacs with the relevant WWII records.

Mapping our Anzacs was created in conjunction with the exhibition Shell-shocked: Australia after Armistice with the support of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

It is required to register with a user name and e-mail address. However, access to the records are free. To register and read more about Mapping Our Anzacs, please visit:
http://mappingouranzacs.naa.gov.au/

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