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Coastguards 1801-1952
Published in association with The National Archives, the collection includes 212,426 images and transcripts from establishment books, service records and more.

The majority of the records are for service pre-dating the drastic reduction in personnel when the Coastguard was removed from the Admirality to the Board of Trade on 31 March 1923.

British Royal Navy and Royal Marines Service and Pension Records 1704-1939
FMP have added 101,555 transcriptions to this existing collection from TNA series ADM 139.

TNA describes the series as Admiralty: Royal Navy Continuous Service Engagement Books which “give the date and place of birth, physical characteristics on entry, and a summary of the service of each rating.”

If you don’t have the convenience of a FMP subscription, digital copies of Royal Navy ratings’ service records 1853-1928 can be searched and downloaded for free from TNA with registration. The indexes to ADM 139 are also available to download as digital microfilm.

Women’s Royal Naval Service Officer Records
Images for 59,448 Women’s Royal Naval Service Officer records are now added to existing transcripts,  These are digitised images of the original National Archives records in series ADM 318 (officer files) and ADM 321 (appointments, promotions and resignations). Both collections cover the period between 1917 and 1919.
Digital copies of both Women’s Royal Naval service records series can be searched and downloaded from TNA for free with registration.

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