FINDMYPAST GRANT FOUR DAYS OF FREE ACCESS TO ALL MILITARY RECORDS FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY 2016
Findmypast makes entire collection of more than 70 million world military records free for four days
· All UK, Irish, Australian, Canadian and US military records free from the 10th to the 13th November 2016
· Includes free access to 26.4 million British military records including 7.9 million British Army Service Records, over 5.8 million medal records, over 700,000 death records and over 27,000 Pals battalion records
Leading family history website, Findmypast, has just announced that they will be making their entire collection of military records free for four days to coincide with Remembrance Day 2016.
From 09.00 GMT, 10th November until 23.59 GMT, 13th November 2016, all 70 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.
This will include free access to;
· Over 26.4 million British military Records.
· Over 43 million US and Canada military records
· The most comprehensive collection of British Army service records both for WW1 and pre WW1 - these multiple page documents were released in partnership with The National Archives and are packed with fascinating biographical details such as the names and addresses of next of kin, physical descriptions and character references from commanding officers
· The most comprehensive British Naval collection available online
· The most comprehensive Royal Air Force collection online
· Over 2.6 million POW records in our exclusive Prisoners of War 1715-1945 collection.
· Over 1.1 million WW2 casualty records in our collection of British Army Casualty Lists.
· Exclusive Pals battalion records covering major cities including London, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Birmingham.
· Soldiers Died In The Great War 1914-1919 records
· Comprehensive, illustrated Victoria Cross 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
· Over 25,000 British Red Cross records
Free Live Webinar
On Friday November 11th at 4pm GMT, Findmypast will be hosting a free Remembrance Day Webinar presented by in-house military expert, Paul Nixon. In “Unpicking the past: revealing secrets in old military photographs”, Mr Nixon will demonstrate how anyone can turn detective using old military photographs, military records and historic newspapers to uncover clues which in turn open up further avenues of research.
Learn more at: http://www.findmypast.co.uk/british-military-records