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Lecture | How to trace a Soldier

Lecture | How to trace a Soldier

Tue, Jan. 22, 2019 1:30pm — 2:30pm

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This is an introductory talk designed to help those who know little about how to trace their military ancestors and would like to find out more. It will focus upon the last 150 years but will also mention the preceding centuries and how to pursue information from those different eras. As well as highlighting major research resources it shall also share anecdotes about the rewards, perils and pitfalls of pursuing the service career of your ancestors.

Richard Hunter is the Archivist at The Black Watch Castle and Museum. Having taken his degree at Aberdeen University his introduction to the art of professional archives was as a young post graduate in the former Sandeman Library in Perth. Managing a typing pool, several researchers and a large archival research programme was a great grounding before joining Edinburgh City Archives. Richard spent 25 years with the Edinburgh City Archive most of them as City Archivist.

Richard joined The Black Watch Castle and Museum in 2017. His aim is to ensure the wealth of the Museum’s rich archival resources are made even more engaging and accessible for all.

£8 non-members | £6 Friends
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