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We’ve Updated our Fold3 Browse


You may have noticed some changes to our site recently. Our engineers have been working hard behind the scenes to update our Fold3 browse experience. We know that change can be a little uncomfortable at first, but we think you’ll find the new browse will offer easy access to the nearly 600 million records available on Fold3.

What is the difference between Browse and Search? Browse simply allows you to browse all the collections (we call them publications) available in your desired research area. We’ve increased the number of filters offered allowing you to drill down to a specific conflict, country, available collections, military branch, and content provider. For example, if you’re searching WWII records, you can browse all WWII collections and then start to narrow the results by adding filters. Simply stated, “browse” is a great way to see what collections are available, and “search” is the best way to look for individual records.

How does it work?  On the top bar of our home page, you’ll see an option called “Browse”. When you click on browse, you’ll see a column on your left. This is where you’ll add filters. You can then scroll down through the column on the right to see any collection available that contains relevant records. Browse is a great way to explore less familiar collections.

Can I still use search? Yes! Search is still the quickest way to drill down to the desired results and our search remains unchanged. You can search right from the home page or click “search” on the top bar and add filters like name, date, keyword, or even military ID number. 

We hope you enjoy our new browse experience on Fold3. You might even discover a collection you’ve never explored before. To watch a short video tutorial on browsing Fold3 records, click here. To explore our new browse feature, visit Fold3 today!


  1. Does this allow us to copy the information we see?

    • Hi Grace, I’m not quite sure what you mean about copying the information. You can create a shareable link to any document on Fold3 that allows anyone (member or not) to see your record. Just go to your record and in the upper right-hand corner is a tool icon (a wrench and hammer crossed diagonally). Click on the tool icon and select “share” and Fold3 automatically generates a link. You can copy that link and share your find with anyone. (You can only share that one record. If the recipient of the link is not a member and tries to explore other records, they will be unable to do that).

  2. Seems more for American research. Not a lot of use for British research. So I can’t justify the costs for the use I would get out of it.

  3. Is there a trial subscription, free ? I have paid for it in the past, for years, only to be frustrated and unable to get many results.

  4. If I search for a specific regiment or division in WWII will my results include everything that has the word regiment or division?

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