That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
Author: Neil C. Smith
Media: paperback, 56 pages
Item Code: UTP0521
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The latest addition to the Unlock the Past range of publications is one on tracing your Australian miltiary ancestors, and is released just in time for Anzac Day.
Titled “That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors” this book is specifically written for genealogists by Lieutenant Colonel Neil Smith, who spent 24 years in the Australian Regular Army, before pursuing his interest in military history.
The interest in discovering your ancestor’s military history has never been greater, and Lt. Col. Smith takes the reader the reader through the various wars, the various records, together with the places you can find records.
Previously there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia’s military history. This small book sets out to rememdy these failings.
This book provides handy summaries of Australia’s military history both in peace and war; and gives a glimpse of where to look and what to look for, togehter with how to understand them, so as to get the most from the records.
For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start.