Thursday, 10 November 2016

Military Records Free

For four days, November 10 - 13 Findmypast is offering free access to 70 million military records, mostly from the US (including Canada!) and the UK,

Findmypast military specialist, Paul Nixon will present a webinar on Friday 11 November at 11am EST, 4pm GMT, showing how to piece together British Army ancestors’ life stories using old photographs and Findmypast records. Register here.

Don't overlook original records that are always free, such as these from Library and Archives Canada.

  1. Courts-martial of the First World War
  2. Faces of the Second World War
  3. Military Medals, Honours and Awards, 1812–1969
  4. Military Medals, Honours and Awards, 1812–1969
  5. Personnel Records of the First World War
  6. Second World War Service Files: Canadian Armed Forces War Dead
  7. Service Files of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1910-1941 - Ledger Sheets
  8. South African War, 1899-1902 - Service Files, Medals and Land Applications
  9. War Diaries of the First World War
  10. War of 1812
and the 1.7 million, including civilian casualties, of the British Commonwealth who died and are remembered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

UPDATE: Ancestry.co.uk is providing free access to their UK military records, with registration, from 11-13 November 2016.  I've not noticed anything from Ancestry.ca/.

ADDITIONAL UPDATE:  Ancestry.ca has now come aboard with free access to military records, with registration, until end of day 13 November.

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