Memorial Day: Free access to U.S. military records

Posted May 23, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

This Monday, May 27, the U.S. will celebrate Memorial Day in remembrance of the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military. In honor of the holiday, MyHeritage is providing free access to their most popular collections of U.S. military records.

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 28, discover military records for your ancestors for free in MyHeritage’s military record collections and discover fascinating stories to add more color to the lives of your ancestors.

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Formerly 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. However, 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.

Interested in digging deeper into the lives of your ancestors and their military stories? Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your military ancestors and share it with the ones you love. Find military records for your ancestors by searching MyHeritage’s military collections directly or by clicking “Research this person” on your relatives’ Geni profiles and sort the results by collection 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 28, so hurry and start your search today

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