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 research involving such records.
We 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 £25 an hour. Photographs or copies of documents can be provided at £50 each. Your research needs 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 archives for the Grenadier, Coldstream, Irish and Welsh Guards are held at the Army Personnel Centre, including First World War records.
The address is
Army Personnel Centre
MS Support Unit, P&D Branch
Historical Disclosures MP555
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
Family research and service records
This guide gives general information on locating military records.
For Service records please contact the addresses given above.
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