This is something that will appeal to a LOT of genealogists:
As we approach Memorial Day, a time of year dedicated to remembering and honoring the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedoms, we at MyHeritage believe it’s important to make their stories accessible to all. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that, in honor of Memorial Day, we are offering free access to our extensive collection of military records from May 25–30, 2023.
Our 83 million military records, which are part of our vast collection of historical records, provide invaluable insights into the lives of those who served their country in times of war and peace. They allow us to piece together the stories of their service, honor their memories, and connect on a deeper level with our past.
Our collection includes draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and military biographies from various countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many more. These records can reveal a wealth of information about your ancestors, such as their rank, unit, date of enlistment and discharge, physical characteristics, and even their next of kin.
Sailors from the H.M.S. Repulse, enhanced and colorized on MyHeritage [Credit Ken McGuire]
If you’re new to MyHeritage, you’ll find that searching through these records is an easy and intuitive process. Simply enter the name of the person you’re interested in and any other pertinent details you know, like their birth date, and let our powerful search engine do the rest. If you’re not yet a registered member, you’ll be asked to register for free to gain access to these free records.
Exploring these military records not only helps to honor and remember those who served but can also bring you closer to your own family history. You might discover ancestors you didn’t know you had, uncover stories of heroism and sacrifice in your family tree, and gain a deeper appreciation for the past.
So this Memorial Day, join us in remembering our military heroes. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore our military records for free and uncover the stories of bravery and sacrifice in your own family’s past.