FREE ACCESS to Military Records at Ancestry, Findmypast and More November 8-11, 2019!
Starting this weekend, several major genealogy sites such as Ancestry and FindMyPast will offer FREE ACCESS to military records to commemorate Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.
NOTE: Check the dates and start times carefully! Some of these offers do not start until tomorrow, Friday, November 8th.
- Ancestry: “In honor of Veterans Day, Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, is allowing everyone to search their archive of US military records for FREE from November 8 at 7:00PM EST through November 17 at 11:59PM EST. With more than 260 million US military records, people will be able to find inspiring stories about family members who served our country from draft cards, enlistment records, soldier pension indexes and more, covering almost 400 years of American history.” VIEW DETAILS
- Ancestry Canada: “Discover the missing pieces of your family’s military history. Find out more about where they fought and the experiences they had. Start completing your family’s WWI story today with free access to service records, medical cards, casualty lists and much more—free until 11 November. VIEW DETAILS
- Ancestry UK: Get FREE ACCESS to Ancestry UK’s Wartime Records collection NOW through 11:59 pm (GMT) Monday November 11th. This includes the UK & Irish WWI and WWII Wartime Records Collection. NOTE: if you do NOT have an Ancestry UK account you will need to create a NEW ACCOUNT if you only have an Ancestry US account in order to access the records. VIEW DETAILS
- Findmypast: “Leading British & Irish family history website, Findmypast, will be providing free access to their entire collection of military and civilian records ahead of Veterans Day 2019. From 12pm (GMT) Friday November 8th, until 12pm (GMT) Monday November 11th, all records on Findmypast excluding newspapers, electoral rolls and the Periodical Source Index, will be completely free to search and explore. This includes more than 85 million military records covering the Armed Forces of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.” VIEW DETAILS
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