Webinar Recording: Seafarers on camera

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21 April 2021
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How do you tell a Royal Navy person from a merchant navy employee? Or a seaman from an officer? Find out with this expert presentation and Q&A session with Simon Wills.

British Army uniform is packed with information about your ancestors’ time in the military. Learn how to decode the details in your Forces family pictures: clothing, headgear, badges of rank, regiments, skills etc.

This download gives you access to a webinar recording, lasting 1 hour 28 minutes.


Access the webinar recording now for £10


The UK’s extensive maritime heritage means that seafaring ancestors are common and they were often photographed.

Yet these photos may tell you more than you realise. They may give you clues to understand your ancestor's life, role, status, employer, qualifications and so much else. They were also sometimes taken to mark a special career milestone, and details of uniforms may help you to date an image.

How do you tell a Royal Navy person from a merchant navy employee? Or a seaman from an officer? Find out with this presentation…

The webinar is hosted by Family Tree's Helen Tovey and features an in-depth presentation from expert Simon Wills, followed by a Q&A session.

Webinar first broadcast on 31 March 2021 as part of the PHOTO-DATING BOOTCAMP series of webinars. Please note: once purchased, you will receive a PDF download with details of how to view the video recording.

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