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National Archives Kew Index

The National Archives a Kew as indexed all the documents into series's. Below is a table of the most common document series used in faily history research.

Army / Marines / Sailors

Series Description Dates Covers

Commissary General of Musters Office and successors: General Muster Books and Pay Lists

1732-1878

War Office: Muster Books and Pay Lists

1877-1898

Royal Hospital Chelsea: Admission Books, Registers and Papers

1702-1933

War Office: Officers' Birth Certificates, Wills and Personal Papers

1755-1908

War Office: Militia Attestation Papers

1806-1915

Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers Service Documents

1760-1913

War Office: Campaign Medal and Award Rolls (General Series)

1793-1949

War Office: Meritorious Service Awards, Registers

1846-1919

War Office: Directorate of Army Medical Services: Reports, Returns and Summaries

1902-1938

Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Disability and Royal Artillery Out-Pensions, Admission Books

1715-1913

Royal Hospital Chelsea: Length of Service Pensions, Admission Books

1823-1920

War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, Long Number Papers (numerical)

 

War Office: Soldiers' Documents, First World War 'Burnt Documents' (Microfilm Copies)

 

War Office: Soldiers' Documents from Pension Claims, First World War (Microfilm Copies)

 

War Office: Service Medal and Award Rolls Index, First World War

1914-1922

War Office: Officers' Services, First World War, personal files (alphabetical)

 

War Office: Directorate of Army Medical Services and Territorial Force: Nursing Service Records, First World War

 
ADM Records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies  
     

More on Military Records

 

Death / Wills / Probate

Series Description Dates Covers
IR 26 Death Duty Registers up to part of 1861
IR 27 Death Duty Registers Index (microfilm) up to part of 1861
PROB Wills and Probates 1387 -
     

Poor Law Records

 
MH 12 Poor Law Unions across England and Wales  
     
Medical Records  
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