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New Civil War Records: National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

January 22, 2024 by | 18 Comments

We are pleased to announce the addition of records for soldiers who resided in National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938. This free collection contains records for twelve National Homes where disabled soldiers and sailors could live following the Civil … Continue reading

Dog Tags: Identifying our Deceased Military Veterans

May 1, 2023 by | 98 Comments

Thanks to our special guest contributor Michael Strauss, an Accredited Genealogist from AncestryProGenealogists® for this informative article on military research using dog tags.  Behind the imposing gates of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia rests the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. … Continue reading

75th Anniversary of the First Veterans Day Celebration and Free Access to Fold3® on Veterans Day Weekend

November 7, 2022 by | 42 Comments

Following WWI, the United States commemorated November 11th as Armistice Day. The date was significant since WWI fighting ended on November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour, 11th month, 11th day). However, in 1947, a WWII veteran from Birmingham, Alabama, was … Continue reading