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Free access to Military Records on Ancestry.

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MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 23 May 2013 21:21

In honor of Memorial Day, we’ve granted FREE access to military records until May 27.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 23 May 2013 21:43

:-)

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 23 May 2013 21:46

Mr Magoo ..........

Thank you for posting this

but ............


which military records are they??

Memorial Day is American ........ so are all records free, or only the US?

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 23 May 2013 22:39

Just tested the records with my G/Father and this is the result......

Draft, Enlistment and Service

U.S., Returns from Military Posts, 1806-1916... 87
UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972... 65
U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958.... 46
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920... 35
UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949... 23
U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.... 15
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.... 9
UK, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, 1914-1945... 3
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.... 2
New Zealand Army WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948.... 1
New Zealand Army WWI Reserve Rolls, 1916-1917.... 1
New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918.... 1

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 23 May 2013 23:05

OK ..... so it seems that it is all.

That's great!

Gai

Gai Report 24 May 2013 00:33


Thanks for posting this Mr Magoo and I hope no one reports this post as I will be really annoyed given I have put up with ads for ancestry on the GR site all week.


Gai :-|

Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 24 May 2013 18:09

I put up a similar posting last month and got whooshed. Guess it all depends if somebody petty and malicious is viewing your thread. ;-)

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 24 May 2013 18:21

Hello Mr Magoo - when you got those results were you actually able to view the records when you clicked on them?

Reason I ask is that if it does work then I want to pass the info onto someone on another thread. (It's no good me trying it because I a have a worldwide sub so can view them all anyhow).

EDIT: Why didn't I think of logging out and trying it? Doh!
I had to go to the .com site and sign up for a free account but I could view the records.