Ancestoral research tool
November 13, 2004 3:26 AM   Subscribe

Today, the National Archive made over 5 million records of World War I Medal Cards available online. Search for an ancestor, or an historical name. As an example, here's Winston Churchill's record [pdf]. It costs £3.50 to download an image such as this, but the search function is thorough. I tracked down a relative from a general search of my surname.
posted by davehat (2 comments total)
Thanks for posting this. I was just wondering the other day whether you could research this information online, after watching "Who Do You Think You Are" (which is worth watching if you are interested in Genealogy).
posted by chill at 10:29 AM on November 13, 2004

And for Americans, scanned-in copies of WWI Draft Registration cards are available online (but not for free, alas) at, but so far only about 1/3 of the states are online (more coming soon).
posted by Asparagirl at 4:42 PM on November 13, 2004

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