Over 500 Million National Archives Records Available via Ancestry Free Access
Get FREE ACCESS* to search over 500 MILLION records including military draft cards, passenger lists, and more. Click HERE to get started!
*Note: Free access is limited to the ability to search for the National Archives records. You will need to start a free trial at Ancestry or purchase a subscription in order to access record images.
“The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration has teamed up with its long-term digitization partner Ancestry to provide FREE access to search nearly 500 million records and images on Ancestry starting today, making it even easier for people to discover their own family history from home. Exploring the records is completely free – just create an account by entering your email to start your search.
The almost half a billion digitized and searchable records being made available to all for free are comprised of nearly 300 different collections, including ship passenger and crew lists, naturalization and citizenship records, immigration records, and key military collections such as WWI and WWII draft cards. A sampling of the collections include:
- WWI and WWII U.S. Draft Cards
- New York, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1957
- California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999
- U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
- U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783
- U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
- U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960
Free access to these collections from The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration provides rich, detailed records that make personal and educational discoveries simple. Whether you want to find your own family story, or take a peek into a moment in history, a discovery on Ancestry can be as easy as entering a single name.”
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