Archives and Family Research
Unfortunately the Museum does not hold soldiers records, so we are unable to help with this type of family research. However, you can find details of where to go…
The Museum does not hold Regimental Archives or individual service records. We are therefore unable to assist with specific research involving such records.
We do have an ever expanding collection of photographs and documents, and are happy to assist enquiries.
For enquiries a simple search of our catalogue will be made free of charge. Should records be found further research will be charged at £20 an hour. Photographs or copies of documents can be provided at £50 each. These will need to be digitised so the fee covers our time for this. Your research will be discussed with our curatorial team prior to any work or charges being made.
The Scots Guards still hold their own archives
Telephone 020 7414 3419 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or please write to:
The Regimental Archivist
London SW1E 6HQ
The records for the Grenadier, Coldstream, Irish and Welsh Guards have been dispersed elsewhere.
Family research and service records
This guide gives general information on locating military records.
The Army Personnel Centre Helpdesk (0345 600 9663) provides assistance to Army units, outside agencies and the general public who are inquiring about the disclosure of information held on officers and soldiers.
The address is
Army Personnel Centre
MS Support Unit, P&D Branch
Historical Disclosures MP555
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
These commercial websites may also be useful (we provide these links impartially, charges may apply and we are not responsible for the content of these sites):
ancestry.co.uk findmypast.co.uk forces-war-records.co.uk livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk nationalarchives.gov.uk