King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day

Museum of Liverpool Saturday September 28, 10am–4pm

On Saturday September 28th I’m going to be attending the King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day at the Museum of Liverpool. This is a free family history event to help people with their search into relatives who served in the First World War and includes talks by First World War historical experts, performances and roleplayers and arts and crafts for younger visitors.

Visitors can gain access to a research database, which contains the biographical details of over 76,000 men who served in the King’s Regiment during the First World War. If you are researching your family history there will be experts on hand who can help with The King’s Regiment, including Pals and Territorials, local men who signed up with other units, and access to local and national research resources. There will also be music performed by The Liverpool Welsh Choral and the chance to meet a King’s Regiment ‘Tommy’ and see what his life in a trench was like, learn about the embroidered postcards he sent home, and to make your own postcard.

War in the Twentieth Century

I’ll be talking about this year’s Continuing Education “War in the Twentieth Century” series and about a photography project I’m setting up (more on that soon). If you’re interested in family history and want to get some context for the lives of your ancestors the courses in the war series, on the history, literature, art, and culture of the period, should be a great help. More information about these courses is here: War in the Twentieth Century.

Side by Side Project

I will also be promoting a new project based on collecting photographs of participants in WW1 and their descendants. For more about that, please visit the Side by Side project website.


About Chris Routledge

I'm a university teacher, writer and editor, based in Lancashire in the UK. My most recent book is 'Cain's: The Story of Liverpool in a Pint', a 200-year history of Liverpool's famous Robert Cain brewery.
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