Free Online Access To Genealogy Websites for Veteran’s Day

By Grace Dobush

In honor of Veteran’s day, some genealogy websites grant free access to online military records as well as other genealogy resources.

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This year you can browse Findmypast’s military category free in honor of Veteran’s day. Their collection of more than 70 million military records will be available starting 04:00 EST November 10th and ending 18:59 GMT November 13th.

The category on Findmypast is called “Military, Armed Forces and Conflict,” and includes 43 million US and Canadian military records, 89,000 Revolutionary War Pensions, 1.3 US Army enlistment records and more.

Findmypast will also be hosting a free Remembrance Day webinar on November 11th at 11:00 EST. You can register for “Unpicking the past: revealing secrets in old military photographs” now.

FamilySearch is hosting a photo gallery of veterans for the holiday, submitted by users on the site. Reading through the stories of the veterans is a great way to celebrate.

As with any genealogy website that allows free access to honor holidays, may need to create a free basic registration with the site in order to view records, and downloading record images may be restricted.

Madge Maril is the editorial intern at Family Tree Magazine