Free Ancestry.com Military Records ’til June 6

By Diane Haddad

Ancestry.com has made access to its military records collection free through June 6 to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, when the Normandy invasion began in 1944. You can both search and download record images (you’ll need to register with the site before viewing records).

I found my great-grandfather’s WWII draft registration card, which he signed April 26, 1942, when he was 61 years old. This “old man’s registration” called on men born from April 28, 1877, to Feb. 16, 1897. It’s the only WWII draft registration available to the public.

Now if only I could find a WWI draft registration card for him, which would fill in a big genealogical gap…