Memorial Day: Free Access to Military Records

Posted May 23, 2014 by Amanda | No Comment

Each year the U.S. celebrates Memorial Day in honor of the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. military. In celebration of the holiday, MyHeritage is providing free access to millions of military records all weekend, from May 23 – 26.

Celebrate this Memorial Day by learning more about your military ancestors. Journey back in time to some of the most important conflicts in world history that not only impacted families in the U.S., but millions of families worldwide. From now until May 26, discover military records for your ancestors for free in MyHeritage’s military record collections. With just a click on the mouse, you may be just one step away from uncovering fascinating tales about your ancestors’ lives.

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Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first introduced at the end of the Civil War to commemorate Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the war. After the devastation of World War I, the observance was expanded to encompass all American soldiers who have died in service. Traditionally, families will visit the graves of their fallen military relatives, while communities, large and small, will honor their sacrifice with parades, public events and barbecues.

Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to dig deeper into the lives of your relatives. Explore the military records for your ancestors by searching MyHeritage’s military collections or by clicking “Research the person” on your relatives’ Geni profiles and sort the results by selecting “Military.”

Check out MyHeritage’s military database and discover the wartime roles your relatives played in U.S. military history. This free offer ends May 26, so hurry and start your search now!

How will you be celebrating Memorial Day?

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