Military records free on will be making their entire collection of military records free for eight days to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Records will be available for free from June 27 at 4:00 a.m. until July 4 at 6:59 a.m. all 65 million records within Findmypast’s “Military, Armed Forces and Conflict” category will be completely free to search and explore, providing family historians from around the globe the opportunity to uncover the stories of the military heroes within their own family. All 265 million UK and Irish census records will also be free to search, allowing researchers to uncover details of their military ancestor’s civilian lives.

This collection includes:
*Over 19 million US and Canada World War 1 records
*British Army service records both for World War I and pre-World War I
*Exclusive Pals battalion records covering major cities including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
*Soldiers Died In The Great War 1914-1919 records
*Over 1.5 million medal index cards, memorial rolls and roll of honour records
*Military tribunal records – the records of thousands of men who attempted to avoid conscription
*Military Nurses 1856-1994 records
*British Naval collection
*Royal Air Force collection

To begin accessing this collection, go to:

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