Guide – Military & Veteran’s Records

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Military and Veteran’s Records. I cover most of the Wars from the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. I left out the Mexican War because very few men from this area would have served in that war. I also left out the Spanish-American War as …

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Free Weekend for Military Records

To celebrate Veteran’s Day in the US, Find My Past (website) is giving free access to military records until Sunday, Nov. 13th, 11:59 p.m. GMT. Not only do they have US military records but they also have Canadian and British military records. They say that they have 70 million records available. You do have to …

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Don’t Do As I Do

I got this photo from my grandmother in the late 1960s, long before I got started in genealogy. The man on the left was related to my grandmother. I also like the photo because he looks similar to me. From what I remembered he was in the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and then stayed …

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Etwyv ?

Over this Memorial Day weekend many genealogy websites are offering free access to military records. On MyHeritage there is this special webpage for military records. I wanted to find a record for a brother of one of my ancestors named Benjamin Franklin Lason. Seeing as the Lason surname is rather obscure, I only put the …

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Free Military Records for Memorial Day

This weekend many commercial genealogy websites are giving free access to some of their military and veteran’s records. Not everything is free but enough is available that you may find records for some of your family. Most are only available until Monday evening. All three of these websites will try to get to to subscribe …

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