Being ANZAC day on the 25th, I have been doing some more research on family members that served in the military. The very useful thing about researching those who have served is that the military keep very thorough records and are also quite mindful of making historical records accessible. I thought I would make a quick list of some websites that I often use in my research…
The AIF Project – http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html
Created by ADFA, this database is an invaluable resource that gives quite comprehensive details of over 330,000 Defence members that served overseas in the First Australian Imperial Force 1914-1918.
The Australian War Memorial – http://www.awm.gov.au/research/family.asp
Users can search the AWM’s collection for records related to individuals or the units in which they served from 1885-present.