Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/11/2010

Free U.S. Military Records on Ancestry.com Nov. 11-14

In honor of Veterans Day in the U.S., genealogy Web site Ancestry.com is offering free access to its entire collection of U.S. military records, including 100 million names spanning more than three centuries of American military service. This includes a new collection of U.S. Military Academy Cadet Application Papers from West Point, which launched today, with letters of appointment, recommendation, notification of acceptance, etc from over 115,000 candidates including well-known graduates of West Point such as William Tecumseh Sherman, Thomas J (Stonewall) Jackson and George A Custer. The free military records collection also includes (among others) Revolutionary War Rolls, the Civil War Pension Index, WWI draft registration cards and WWII Register of Enlistments 1798-1914. for more click here

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