Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thrifty Thursday - Free Military Records for Memorial Day Weekend

Several sites are offering free access to their military records over the Memorial Day weekend.

From FindMyPast: With more than 34 million U.S. and International military records available at , we are offering free access to our military records and collection of veteran's gravesites to explore and learn about the heroic efforts in your family tree this Memorial Day weekend. Anyone can access the records by registering for free at

From World Vital Records: In honor of Memorial Day we are providing free access to all our military records from now until May 28th. See what you can find today.

To commemorate the agreement on the eve of Memorial Day, is making its entire U.S. Military Collection -- the largest online collection of American military records -- available for free to the public. From May 20 through May 31, people can log on to to view more than 100 million names and 700 titles and databases of military records, the majority of which come from NARA, from all 50 U.S. states.

From MyHeritage: Memorial Day in the US  is May 27, and millions of Americans will remember the men and women who died while serving in the US Armed Forces. In honor of this special day, we are proud to provide free access - through May 28 -  to our most popular collections of US military records.

From Fold3: Today marks the 150th anniversary of the USCT, and the National Archives is pleased to announce the completion of the USCT Service Records Digitization Project. In partnership with Fold3, the project provides online access to all service records—more than 3.8 million images—of Union volunteers in USCT units. From May 22 to 31, the digital collection will be free on

Do you know of any other sites offering free access?

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