Researching Your Bristolian Ancestors in the First World War: A Guide was written by Eugene Byrne. It is a specially commissioned book full of advice for anyone wishing to explore their family’s connections to the war. It was produced with Bristol and Avon Family History Society, Bristol Archive, the Local Studies Service at Bristol Central Library and local author Clive Burlton. 4,500 copies were printed and distributed free of charge. You can get your copy as a PDF download.
Written by local historian and journalist Eugene Byrne, the guide is full of helpful tips, useful links and words of encouragement. Topics include preparing to start your research, researching online, how to read old photographs, how to research Empire and Commonwealth soldiers, where to go when you get stuck and how to share what you have discovered.
In The Great Reading Adventure 2014 20,000 copies Bristol and the First World War were printed and distributed free of charge. The book contains a fictional graphic story by artist Alys Jones based on local heritage events, along with a range of short essays commissioned from a variety of authors. Download the Bristol2014 Great Reading Adventure Book (PDF)