Bob O'Hara - Public Record Searches
Some areas of Research
World War One Personal Records of Soldiers and Officers who served between 1914 and 1919. This item includes an article on the bravery and service of The King's Own Scottish Borderers in WW1.
Military Records of Soldiers and Officers discharged between 1660 and 1913.
Royal Navy Records for Seamen and Officers who enlisted between c1802 and 1923.
Merchant Navy Records. Details of Merchant Seamen, Officers and Passengers on British Ships.
Coastguard Records for Boatmen and Chief Officers who served from about 1809 in the Preventative Water Guard, The Coastal Blockade Service or the Coastguard.
Royal Marines for Marines and Officers who enlisted between c1802 and 1940.
Royal Air Force Personal service records for Airmen and Officers from 1918 to 1921. Operational records for WW1 and WW2, (and later, for example, Suez in 1956 and Korea in 1950.
Metropolitan Police Records - c1830 to c1950
Royal Irish Constabulary Records - c1816 to 1922
North America and West Indies Colonial Records
Wills and Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to 1858.
Chancel Repairs We will search for liability for repairs for any named property.
Australian Convicts Records of Australian Convicts starting with the First Fleet.
History Projects from Foreign & Colonial Office Records and Admiralty and War Office Records from the 17th to 20th centuries. Military and Naval Orders of Battle in WW1 and WW2.
Special Operations Executive - records of the SOE which was formed from a number of undercover bodies established shortly before the outbreak of war in September 1939.
War Crimes in WW2 We will conduct research into The National Archives holdings on crimes committed by Germans and Japanese, (and others), during WW2. We will also search the recently released POW Interrogation Cards held in WO 344.
of the Government Code & Cipher School, (GCCS). Before becoming an
independent researcher at the National Archives, Bob O'Hara spent many years in the British Civil
Service at Government Communications Headquarters, (GCHQ - successor to the
GCCS), where he was involved in the handling of UK Government records, so the
National Archives HW Class List has a particularly familiar feel.
Genealogy Research- General family history research through to full, detailed genealogical records.
National Archives - An introduction.
for a thesis or dissertation We will undertake research in the National Archives, Kew,
or other London repositories for a dissertation.
Recent examples of dissertation research include 18th Century Treaties with North American
Indians on the one hand to 20th Century Boundary disputes in the Middle East on the other.
If necessary, we will transcribe the records or copy to a CD.
We also offer a translation service for
Latin, Anglo-French and Medieval English documents.
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