Ancestry.com offers free access to military records

Ancestry.com is providing Free Access to its top collections of old military records in honor of Veterans Day. The free access period ends Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

The free records include all US wars and some global collections, though the focus is on World War I. Featured collections include:

WWI draft registration cards
WWI Mothers’ Pilgrimage Lists
WWI, WWII and Korean War casualty lists

You don’t have to start a free trial to access the free military records. Instead, either log into the free basic Ancestry.com account you already have, or scroll down on the landing page, run a search, click on a matching record you want to view, and create a free basic account when you’re prompted.

To start searching, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/veteransday2014?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0003910067&o_lid=0003910067&o_sch=Affiliate+Externa

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