GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans / Military Records at NARA

More and more records from the National Archives are showing up as searchable databases on line. You'll find a treasure trove of great information at the National Archives sub site called: Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Since this is Veteran's Day in the U.S., I should point out that there are quite a few military databases available including: World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties; Records of World War II Prisoners of War; and Records with Unit Information on Military Personnel Who Died During the Vietnam War. There's more here beside military records, including passenger lists.
Another great free resource, although technically U.S. citizens paid for this through their generous tax dollars.
Here's the link:

aad.archives.gov/aad/

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