I've just ordered from the National Archive a copy of the war office record that shows why my grandad was awarded the Military Medal at the end of WW2. He never told anyone because it was about war and he kept that from his family.
So - now I need to know how to go about researching my family history. I know a few of us here have done it or do it so any hints please would be much appreciated. All I know is back to my grandparents.