Fold3 provides free access to its Native American collection

To celebrate National Native American Heritage month, Fold3 is offering free access to its Native American collection through November 15. You need to create a free account on Fold3 to access the collections.

Titles in this collection include:
*Ratified Indian Treaties (1722-1869): This collection contains ratified treaties that occurred between tribes and the US government.

*Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940): Only persons who maintained a formal affiliation with a tribe under Federal supervision are listed on these census rolls.

*Dawes Packets: In 1893, President Grover Cleveland appointed the Dawes Commission to negotiate with members of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes. They were promised an allotment of land if they recognized Federal law and abolished tribal governments. The Dawes records are applications from individuals in these five tribes to establish eligibility.

*Dawes Enrollment Cards (1898-1914): The Dawes Commission recorded information about family groups within the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole nations.

*Eastern Cherokee Applications (1906-1909): Applications submitted for shares of the money that was appropriated for the Eastern Cherokee Indians by Congress on June 30, 1906.

*Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller (1908-1910): The US Court of Claims appointed Guion Miller to determine who was eligible for funds under the treaties between the US and the Eastern Cherokee. An estimated 90,000 applicants provided family genealogies to document tribal connections.

*Cherokee Indian Agency, TN (1801-1835): This collection contains the records of the agent of Indian Affairs in Tennessee, including correspondence, agency letter books, fiscal records, records of the Agent for Cherokee Removal, and miscellaneous records.

To start searching, go to: https://go.fold3.com/native_americans_records

Fold3.com offers free access to Revolutionary War collection

To celebrate July 4th, Fold3 is providing Free Access to its Revolutionary War collection from now through Sunday, July 15.

Some of the items in the collection include:
*Revolutionary War Rolls
*Navy Casualty Reports, 1776-1941
*Revolutionary War Service Records
*Revolutionary War Prize Cases
*Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864

There is always free access to the Constitutional Convention Records, Continental Congress Papers, George Washington Correspondence and other document relating to the founding of the country.

In order to view the records, you need to set up a free Fold3 account. To search the collection go to:
https://go.fold3.com/revolutionary-war?xid=2248

Free access to military records at Fold3.com

Free access to military records at Fold3.com

To celebrate Memorial Day, free access is available to military records on the website Fold3.com from now until the end of Saturday.

Fold3.com has a wide variety of military records available that can be searched by specific wars or you can do a name search.

Free access to the records will expire at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.

To get started searching, go to: Fold3.com

Free access to Civil War records on Fold3.com

Fold3.com is providing free access (with free registration) to its Civil War Collection from now through April 15.

This collection currently has 50 titles, with more than 91 million records, so if you’re looking for information on the Civil War veterans in your family tree now is the time to explore these records on Fold3.

Some of the titles in this collection include:
*Civil War “Widows’ Pensions” Files
*US Federal Census 1860
*Civil War Service Records
*Civil War Pensions Index
*Pension Numerical Index
*Confederate Amnesty Papers
*Confederate Casualty Reports
*Confederate Navy Subject File
*Confederate Service Records
*Southern Claims Commission

To start searching the collection, go to: https://go.fold3.com/civilwar/?iid=2102

Fold3.com Black History Collection free during February

To celebrate Black History Month, Fold3.com is making the records of its Black History collection free through the end of February.

Some highlights of the collection include:
*Danish West Indies Slavery and Emancipation
*Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization
*Amistad – Federal and Supreme Court Records
*Court Slave Records for District of Columbia
*Board of Commissioners – Emancipation of Slaves in the District of Columbia
*Colored Troops military records

To start searching the collection, go to: https://go.fold3.com/blackhistory_free/?xid=2173

Free records access available at Findmypast.com and Fold3. com

Two major genealogy websites, Fold3.com and Findmypast.com, are offering free access to specific record collections this week.

Fold3.com, known for its collection of military records, will be offering free access to its Native American Records through November 15th.

Some of the records in the collection include: Ratified Indian Treaties, Indian Census Rolls, Dawes Enrollment Cards and Native American photos.

For more information, go to: https://go.fold3.com/native_americans/?xid=2146

In honor of Veterans’ Day, Findmypast.com will be offering free access to its U.S. and U.K. military records from now through 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 12th.

All UK, Ireland, Australia, US and Canada military records are free at Findmypast’s UK and US sites.
Findmypast has collections of military records going back to 1760. You will need to create a free account in order to view the records.

To begin searching, go to: https://www.findmypast.com/military-records/

Free access to online Revolutionary War records

Free access to online Revolutionary War records

The celebrate the July 4th holiday, the website Fold3.com is offering free access to its Revolutionary War collection now through July 15th.

Items in the collection include: Revolutionary War pensions, service records, war rolls, payment vouchers and war prize cases.

You will need to set up a free user name and password to access the collection.

To get started, go to: https://go.fold3.com/revolutionary-war/?xid=2118

Military records available for free this weekend

Military records will be free to use this weekend on both Ancestry.com and Fold3.com.

Fold3.com is offering free access to all its World War II databases this weekend. The collection will be available through Monday.

You will need to set up a free account in order to view the records. To get started, go to: https://go.fold3.com/wwii/

In addition, Ancestry.com is offering free access to all its military record collections. The collections will be available through Monday.

You will need to set up a free account in order to view the records. To get started, go to:
http://www.ancestry.com/cs/militaryrecords

Fold3.com provides free access to its Civil War records

Fold3.com provides free access to its Civil War records


From now through Thursday, April 15, Fold3.com will provide free access to its Civil War record collections.

Some of the types of records available include:
*Military Records
*Photographs
*Original War Maps
*Widows’ Pension Files
*Court Investigations
*Slave Records
*Lincoln Records

You will need to set up a free user name and password to view these records.

For more information, go to: https://go.fold3.com/civilwar/?iid=2102

Fold3.com offers free access to Black History collection

In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3 is making the records in its Black History collection available for free through the end of February.

The Black History collection gives access to more than 1 million documents, records, and photos that help to capture the African-American experience. The collections are divided up into five eras of American history: Slavery, The Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow Laws, World War I & II, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Some of the collections available include:

*Danish West Indies – Slavery and Emancipation
*Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization (1854-72)
*Amistad – Federal and Supreme Court records
*American Colonization Society
*Board of Commissioners – Emancipation of Slaves in DC
*Court Slave Records for DC
*South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872
*”Colored Troops”

To access the collections, go to: https://go.fold3.com/blackhistory/?xid=2089