To mark Memorial Day, subscription genealogy website WorldVitalRecords (now owned by MyHeritage) is making two of its World War II collections free through May 31:
- WWII Army Enlistment records contain enlistee names, enlistment dates and other data taken from punch cards (so there’s no original record to view). If you miss the WorldVitalRecords free period, you also can search these records free on the National Archives website and in Fold3’s Memorial Pages.
- WWII Prisoner of War records name US military and civilian prisoners of war and internees, as well as some from other Allies. These records also are free on the National Archives website.
For help researching your military genealogy in records of WWII and other US wars, check out our CD Military Research Guide: Researching Ancestors in America’s Wars.