The Royal Marines
A Geo History 1664 to Present
Research and Ancestry
I’ am often asked about researching individual Royal Marines, and I am happy to help where I can, however I always suggest gathering as much information first through the various archive services available,
For example the National Archives in
Kew have searchable and holds 110,000 men who joined the Royal Marines between 1842 and 1925, and records after this date are available via MOD for relatives.
I am always interested in finding out more about individual Marines and if you find a particularly interesting story please let me know, I may be able to include it on my map and RM People blog.
The National Archive, Key provides advice on how to search for records of non-commissioned ranks in the Royal Marines, and links to resources of both Officers and other ranks.
Please follow the links below to start your research;