Memorial Day Resources to Honor the Veterans in Your Family Tree

Just wanted to take a minute to wish all of you a safe and happy Memorial Day! I plan to observe the weekend here at home, and hope to find some time to research some of the military heroes in our family tree. Don’t forget, Ancestry is offering free access to military databases through May 31st. (Click here for more information on that promotion.)  If you want to learn more about what military databases are available at Ancestry and how to get the most from them, you can now download a free PDF file of Military Records at, by Esther Yu Sumner. Click here to download the e-book now.

Also, I wanted to give a special thanks to everyone who shared their WWII era memories on last week’s The Year Was 1943 post here on the blog. What a fascinating trip through time! If you missed some or all of the comments, click here to read them. There are some amazing stories there and some of them may give you ideas for interview questions for family members who also lived through that era. I know I came up with a few I want to discuss with my Dad.

Have a great holiday!


3 thoughts on “Memorial Day Resources to Honor the Veterans in Your Family Tree

  1. Do you have to sign up with Ancestry in order to get the military databases?


  2. Access to the Military Collection at Ancestry is free until May 31. Enjoy!

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