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Tracing Your Seafaring Ancestors: A Guide to Maritime Photographs for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 184 pages
Author: S. Wills
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781473834330
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Photographs of your seafaring ancestors may tell you more about their lives than you realise, and Simon Wills’ helpful and practical guide shows you how to identify and interpret the evidence caught on camera.
Since maritime roles have been so vital to Britain’s prosperity and military might, they are among the commonest professions depicted in photographs of our ancestors, and his handbook is the ideal introduction
to them.

Maybe your ancestor was a seaman in the Royal Navy, a ship’s captain, a steward on an ocean liner, or an officer in the naval reserves? This book shows you how to spot photographic clues to an individual’s career. Whether your ancestor served in the merchant navy or the Royal Navy or in another seagoing role such as a fisherman, a lifeboatman, or even a ship’s passenger, Simon Wills’s book will be your
guide.

Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1. Seafarers on Camera
- Analysing Maritime Photographs
2. Merchant Navy
- Merchant Navy Officers
- Merchant Navy Seamen
- Other Merchant Navy Employees
- Group Photographs of Crews
- Example Records for Merchant Navy Ancestors
3. Royal Navy
- Seamen
- Petty Officers
- Military Officers
- Trainee Officers
- Civil Branch and Warrant Officers
- Facial Hair
- The Monarch's Crown
- Example Records for Royal avy Ancestors
4. Services Linked to the Royal Navy
- Royal Marines
- Women's Royal Naval Service
- Queen Alexandra Royal Navy Nursing Service
- Royal Naval Air Service and Fleet Air Arm
- Royal Naval Transport Service
- Royal Fleet Auxilliary
5. Reservist Personnel of the Royal Navt
- Royal Navy Reserve
- Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
- Other Reservists
- Royal Naval Division
6. Other Seafarers
- Lifeboatmen
- Yacht Crews
- Fishermen
- Pilots
- Coastguards
- Passengers and Members of the Public
- Animals
Bibliography
Index

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