Free Access to Ancestry.com WWII Records for a Limited Time

Free Access to Ancestry.com WWII Records for a Limited Time

Ancestry.com is making its WWII records collection free through Dec. 7 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The collection includes WWII draft registration cards (including some newly added ones), WWII Navy muster rolls (1939-1949), records of Japanese-Americans relocated during the war, US Navy cruise...

Ancestry.com is making its WWII records collection free through Dec. 7 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The collection includes WWII draft registration cards (including some newly added ones), WWII Navy muster rolls (1939-1949), records of Japanese-Americans relocated during the war, US Navy cruise books and more.

Go here to search Ancestry.com’s WWII records. When you go to view a match, you’ll be prompted to set up a free registration with the site (or log in if you already have one).

2,459 Americans died when Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

See the About.com Genealogy blog for more on records Ancestry.com added to its WWII collection for this promotion. Thanks to Kimberly for the heads-up on this news!

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  1. This is a great way to understand the experiences of our relatives and to look at history in the context of the times when these events actually occurred. Military research is an exciting tool for understanding one’s family history and uncovering the mysteries surrounding a veteran’s service. In addition to using online records I recommend actually tracing the footsteps of individual veterans during wartime-a possibility that few folks are aware of. This process can help to uncover one’s military heritage and preserve the memory of our heroic soldiers during wartime. This page might be useful for folks interested in pursuing their military genealogy by using personnel records like unit rosters, morning reports, and medical records which are not available online: http://www.goldenarrowresearch.com.