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At ATTENtion! Unveiling a new look and going international

Fold3 Logo
Today we are excited to unveil our new logo and announce the addition of over 20+ million new international records. Over four years ago we updated our name, logo and focus on U.S. military records. We’re expanding our focus by adding international military collections to our extensive U.S. offerings. We are honored to play a role in the lives of many researchers, military enthusiasts, genealogist and others.

International Records

Explore the initial titles from the British Commonwealth Nations starting today. Many of these records and more to come will be unique to Fold3, and we hope they will complement your research as they takes you outside the United States.

Along with our new international content, we continue to add additional U.S. content monthly and will be adding some exciting new U.S. collections in the coming months.

New Logo

The new Fold3 logo takes its inspiration from the many militaries across the globe while drawing upon the heritage of our brand values, font and colors. The logo has two components: the logotype and the symbol. For the logotype, we continue to use the font Museo. The chevron symbol is a popular military symbol that is used worldwide and throughout history. We have updated our colors to continue to represent the sacrifice and valor of all veterans throughout history.
We’re excited about the additional international content and our new logo, but more importantly we hope you continue to enjoy Fold3— the premier place to discovering more of that military history through quality records.


  1. Mike Grobbel says:

    When I clicked the link and arrived at your new “British Commonwealth Military Collection”, I was pleasantly surprised to see the background photo of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill reviewing the troops in Iceland on Aug. 16, 1941.

    A number of years ago I wrote an article for the “Polar Bear News”, which is a semi-annual newsletter for veterans who have served in the British Army’s 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division. It was titled “Churchill, Iceland and the Polar Bears” and it included this and a number of other photos taken in 1941.

    The background photo on your web page shows Churchill as he was approaching members of the U.S. Marine’s 1st Brigade. Anyone interested in learning about why U.S. Marines were wearing the British 49th ID’s “Polar Bear” shoulder patch – and Churchill’s reasons for traveling overseas during August of 1941, can read my article at

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  3. Michael Renfro says:

    My paternal Grandfather, Richard Renfro and his brother, my great uncle, James Westley Renfro were in WWI. Both buried at Greenwood Cemetery-Military section.. Hamilton, OH.

    Both were African-American, Black Americans. I can’t seem to find out much about their service….Were Black folks allowed to fight/serve beside White folks?

    Can anyone share any information on the involvement of Black soldiers in this war? Or direct me on where the best place to find out more about Blacks in WWI?

    Thanks for any ones help