Leading genealogy website Findmypast, are making their entire collection of more than 70 million world military records free for four days to coincide with Remembrance Day 2016. So all UK, Irish, Australian, Canadian and US military records are free to view from the 10th to the 13th November 2016.

This includes free access to:
– over 955,000 Australian and New Zealand military records
– over 43 million US and Canadian military records
– 26.4 million British military records including 7.9 million British Army Service Records, over 5.8 million medal records, over 700,000 death records and over 27,000 Pals battalion records
– the most comprehensive Royal Air Force collection online
– over 2.6 million POW records in their exclusive Prisoners of War 1715-1945 collection
– over 1.1 million WW2 casualty records in our collection of British Army Casualty Lists
– Soldiers Died In The Great War 1914-1919 records
– comprehensive, illustrated Victoria Cross records
– over 1.5 million medal index cards, memorial rolls and roll of honour records
– military tribunal records: the records of thousands of men who attempted to avoid conscription
– military Nurses 1856-1994 records
– and over 25,000 British Red Cross records

From 09.00 GMT, 10th November until 23.59 GMT, 13th November 2016, all 70 million records within Findmypast’s “Military, Armed Forces and Conflict” category will be completely free to search and explore, providing family historians from around the globe the opportunity to uncover the stories of the military heroes within their own family.

To translate this for Australians, based on Sydney time that means Findmypast give you free access starting today, Thursday 10 November at 8.00pm, and running through until Monday 14 November 10.59am.

If you’re not already a subscriber to Findmypast, use this opportunity to see what you can find using Findmypast’s extensive (and many exclusive) military records.

About Findmypast: Findmypast (previously DC Thomson Family History) is a British-owned world leader in online family history. It has an unrivalled record of online innovation in the field and 18 million registered users across its family of online brands, which includes Lives of the First World War, The British Newspaper Archive and Genes Reunited, amongst others.

Its lead brand, also called Findmypast, is a searchable online archive of over two billion family history records, ranging from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers and lots more. For members around the world, the site is a crucial resource for building family trees and conducting detailed historical research.

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