Finding completed diaries
Is it possible to find out if a particular unit diary has been completed? I'm looking for the 4th Btn Bedfordshires in 1917. I have tried using the Search function without much success, and wonder if I'm using it correctly. I'm assuming that when this project is completed a comprehensive Search function will be available to allow searches by name, place, date,unit etc.
by ral104 moderator, scientist
Yes, definitely, although that search function will operate through the national archives' website, rather than here.
For now, we have a very limited public site which gives access to the data generated for each complete diary. You can find it here: https://wd3.herokuapp.com/public
Ctrl-F offers a limited text search function. Having a quick look through, I can see that the 4th Bedfordshires haven't been completed yet. I'm not sure when we'll get them for tagging, but we're currently chasing a new upload of diaries from the national archives so you never know, they might appear in that.