Nov 11, 2022

Findmypast Announces: Explore Brand New Records to Reveal Stories of Family Heroes

First World War letters, emotive recordings and more released online this Findmypast Friday 

·         Millions of Findmypast records are free to explore until 14 November 

·         Plus, see what Findmypast members have uncovered about their family heroes 

Prisoners of War Sound Recordings  1916-1918

The first collection of its kind, this new set includes 56 audio recordings of British prisoners of war. Featuring various accents and dialects, all soldiers recite the Passage of the Prodigal Son. You may find notes on their trade, family life, religion, place of origin and the date they were captured. It’s a real tug on the heartstrings to hear voices from over 100 years ago: simply click on the link in the transcript to listen on the British Library’s website. Findmypast also would love to know if anyone finds an ancestor in these precious recordings. 

Prisoners of War, General Correspondence, 1915 

This new collection is from Findmypast’s partner, The National Archives. It comprises official documents, reports and letters, offering a glimpse into the treatment of First World War prisoners of war in Germany. You might discover more about the treatment of prisoners and the concerns raised by their loved ones back home. 

British Rolls of Honour and Nominal Rolls, First World War 

An additional 251 records for Coventry have been added into this collection. The information you’ll find record to record will vary, but often you’ll get their birth year, details of their previous occupation, and more information on their time serving in the military. You might even find a photo of your ancestor. 

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