United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description

This collection includes Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913 and Militia Service Records 1806-1915. The original images available from findmypast.co.uk.

Record Content

The images include:

  • Full Name
  • Birth place
  • Estimated birth year
  • Evant place

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name
  • Estimated date of birth
  • Approximate birth place

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. If you are unable to find your ancestor check for variant spellings of the namesor for nicknames.

When you have located your ancestor’s index record, select one of the links in the image box which will take you to the original record at findmypast.co.uk.

The images are available free of charge at Family Search Centers and by members of the supporting organization, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They are also available by subscription from findmypast.co.uk.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Related Websites

findmypast.co.uk

Related Wiki Articles

British Military Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record Found in This Collection

  • “Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
  • “El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.

Citation for This Collection

"United Kingdom, British Army Service Records, 1760-1915." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Images courtesy of FMP. FHL digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

The suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the following article: Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections