Friday, March 09, 2007

WW1 pensions

Ancestry have been busy scanning the so-called "Burnt Records", the War Office series of surviving pension records from WW1. It's a work in progress, but the documents themselves are very interesting should you be lucky enough to find one you are interested in. A search tip - there's some pretty interesting mistranscriptions of birth parishes, but luckily the names themselves are quite a bit better, probably because each file has the name recorded several times in different handwriting so between them it's easy to get it right! "Wing" isn't usually mistranscribed, but there's a man from "Wine Buckinghamshire" who might end up being of interest to me......


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