GenealogyBank.com, the subscription site best known for its collection of digitized historical newspapers, has added thousands of US military records to its historical documents collection and made a portion of them free for a limited time.
The records include US military registers, which provide the name, birth date, location, rank and date of death of officers who served in the US Army, Navy or Air Force from the American Revolution to Korea.
In honor of Memorial Day, you can access the list of Revolutionary War officers for free (you’ll need to register first).
It looks like search results mix the military registers with other historical documents. (So far, I’ve gotten error messages when trying to view images of the registers. I wonder if the site is overwhelmed.)
According to GenealogyBank’s anouncement, it looks like we can expect millions more records added to the site this year.