Chelsea Pensioners' records and Militia Attestation Papers to go online
Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers' Service documents and War Office: Militia Attestation Papers to go online
01 October 2008
The National Archives is working with findmypast.co.uk to scan and place online two important series of records: WO 97 (Royal Hospital Chelsea: Soldiers' Service Documents 1760-1913) and WO 96 (War Office: Militia Attestation Papers 1806-1915). The aim is to have all the records online by 2011.
For the first time these fascinating series will be fully searchable by name, further opening up what are already well-used resources at The National Archives, and giving easy access over the internet.
The initial 1.1 million records from this significant collection are now online through our partner's website www.findmypast.co.uk. This covers the period 1760 to 1913, comprises nearly 6.1 million images and incorporates The National Archives Catalogue WO 97 Series in entirety. This service can be accessed via our records and online catalogues page.
Suspension of document ordering for WO 97 series
Readers should note that from Tuesday 3 May 2011 ordering of original documents of WO 97 will be suspended in The National Archives' reading rooms. Readers will be directed to the complete online service available at www.findmypast.co.uk.
The entire WO 96 series should be available online by the end of 2011.
Last updated 28 April 2011