The Royal Marines Museum places a strong emphasis on personal stories and aims to enable individuals to discover more about their own family’s stories and history. The best place to start the search for a Royal Marine in your family is to find their service papers.

See the guide sheet below on how you can locate these documents. Once you’ve obtained these papers, make sure to have a look at the other guide sheets and recommended books listed below to help you decipher these documents.

Guide sheets

Information Sheets

Recommended books

Selected Bibliography (PDF)

Some of these are available from our online shop for purchase:

Other resources

Still have questions? Make sure to attend one of our 'Open Wednesday with the Curators' or contact us.