(Above) Army Museums Ogilby Trust website makes a good starting point for family military historians
Remembrance Sunday is expected to trigger a huge increase in online family history research, with many sites geared up for military genealogy.
One portal for family military history research, run by the Army Museums Ogilby Trust, reported a 50 per cent rise in traffic during November of last year.
Brigadier Colin Siburn from the Trust said there was a "growing fascination" with family history research. "Military records can provide valuable information about where soldiers served, the operations in which they took part, any decorations for bravery they may have received and how they progressed through the ranks," he explained.
Along with The National Archives Siburn revealed that key sites for army records include the Ministry of Defence and the archives of regimental museums, such as Chapter House Museum, The Guards Museum and The Household Cavalry Museum.
Another resource with particular significance at this time of year is The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which holds a database of the 1.7m men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.