World War I Records on Fold3.com

Posted by Jennifer Holik on October 11, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

I’ve found one of the best ways to search what is available on Fold3 is to search within the records of a particular conflict. I wrote a little about this concept in my WWII article, Combining World War II Research on Fold3 With Your Ancestry Family Tree on this blog in April 2016. The same Read More

U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939

Posted by Jennifer Holik on May 26, 2017 in Guest Bloggers

Have you checked out the U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939? The description tells us about the records. About This Collection The U.S. Army Transport Service (ATS) was established in 1899 as part of the Army Quartermaster Department. It was originally created to manage the transport of troops and cargo on Army ships that Read More

WWI and the personal battle of Edgar Mellin

Posted by Kristen Hyde on November 10, 2016 in Regional, United Kingdom

What was the sentiment among naturalised or second generation Germans living in Britain following the outbreak of World War I? AncestryProGenealogist, Simon Pearce, tells the story of one soldier who enlisted to serve against his homeland.  At the outbreak of the World War I in August 1914 there was a rush of enthusiasm across Great Read More

New Kansas Collections: There’s No Place Like Home

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 18, 2011 in Collections

If you have ties to the Sunflower State, count yourself lucky. We’ve had three Kansas collections go live on Ancestry.com recently: Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917–1918; Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917–1919; and Russell County, Kansas, Vitals and Newspaper Records, 1800-1937. Though they’re relatively specific, they contain some interesting records and are well Read More

Four New AJHS Collections, Thousands of Stories

Posted by Paul Rawlins on January 7, 2011 in Collections

Wars play out on both the epic and the personal stage and leave behind both large and small stories. The four new collections from the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) that recently went live on Ancestry.com include two sets of war records: WWI Serviceman Questionnaires, Jews and Non-Jews, 1918–1921, and Undated, and WWII Jewish Serviceman Read More

Selected Canadian Service Records—Lest We Forget

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 16, 2010 in Collections

This week, two databases—and 200 lives—went online as part of a special partnership between Ancestry.com and Library and Archives Canada to support the popular “Lest We Forget” educational initiative. This program helps students explore the lives of Canada’s soldiers and their sacrifices through selections from the service files of 200 veterans of the First or Read More