Family history

Here at the museum, we can help you find out more about individual soldiers who served with the regiment.

We hold the official war diaries for each battalion of the Green Howards during the First World War plus some war diaries for the Second World War.

We also have a wealth of supporting official and unofficial documents, which often contain unique information on individuals.  For some periods of the regiment’s history we also have enlistment registers, records of births and marriages and punishment books. Personal memoirs, diaries and letters also exist from most periods.  Our extensive photograph collection is also a great resource both for images of named individuals and to generally illustrate a particular period.

In order to get the best value from our research, enquirers should add as much information as possible to the research enquiry form.

Try to include:

  • Dates of service
  • Regimental Number
  • Battalion

We aim to answer enquires within six weeks, but occasionally enquires can take longer.

If you would like to visit the museum once the research has been completed to look at our documentation and go through the story of your family member within the wider context of the regiment’s history, please make an an appointment by calling 01748 826561.

These research sessions are usually scheduled during the afternoon.


Fees for research are used to fund the conservation and maintenance of the museum and its archives. The charge for an initial enquiry is £30, payable in advance. This is based on one hour of research for relevant information and the preparation of a response.

Research Form 2017

Conducting your own family history research

You are welcome to make an appointment to conduct your own research. Our research centre is open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm (and on Saturdays by special arrangement).

Please contact us to arrange an appointment so that we can ensure any documentation you may need is ready for you when you visit.