Today I’m launching my Military and Family History Research service! It’s the newest addition to Doing Our Bit, a blog that began nearly five years ago as a way for me to share research and commemorate First World War soldiers. It’s been wonderful uncovering their stories but without doubt the highlight has been the opportunity to correspond with the descendants of these brave men and women. The satisfaction that comes with helping a family reconnect with their soldier is deeply rewarding.
It was the disappearance of my great-grandfather in 1920 that sparked my interest in both genealogy and military history nearly 20 years ago. When I uncovered records of his early life I learned of his restless spirit, a trait I immediately recognized. Until that moment I could never put a finger on the source of my wanderlust and since that day I’ve grown very fond of him. So it’s only fitting that we launch this new adventure together, he scanning the horizon through his periscope and I digging through records in search of answers.
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
Categories: Military & Family History Research