Sunday, May 26, 2013

Free Military Records Access during this Memorial Day Weekend

In honor of Memorial Day the following sites are open for you to  

find for your family’s heroes: is offering free searching and viewing of ~155 million military records including draft registration cards, enlistment and service records through May 27. site is allowing free searching of its US and International collection of military records in honor of Memorial Day, until midnight May 27. Here you can access records including:  World War I Draft Registration Cards, Korean War Records, Korean War Casualty Records, Korean War POWs, Vietnam War Records, Vietnam War Deaths and Casualties, World War II POWs, World War II Army Enlistment Records, and US Army Casualties, 1961-1981. is sharing its nearly 4 million record images in it US Colored Troops collection through May 31st. These records include muster rolls, enlistment papers, correspondence, orders, prisoner-of-war memorandums, casualty reports.  Be sure to check out the other collections which are offered at no charge like the ongoing War of 1812 Pension Applications project

MyHeritage is allowing free access to its US Revolutionary War pension indexes, the 1840 special census of Revolutionary War pensioners index, Confederate service and pension records and War of 1812 pension indexes through May 28.

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