I saw this today on MyHeritage – Celebrate Those Who Served with Free Military Records: https://blog.myheritage.com/2022/05/celebrate-those-who-served-with-free-military-records/ Longer article.
By Esther May 25, 2022
As we celebrate the people who put their lives on the line to serve their country this Memorial Day, there’s never been a better time to explore the war stories in your family history. MyHeritage is pleased to help open the door for new discoveries about your family’s military history by offering free access to our entire collection of military records from May 25–31, 2022.
MyHeritage is home to 694 collections of 74 million military records from all around the world — including draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents. Several important military record collections have been added in the past few months, including collections from France, Germany, and the United States. The collections contain records going back as far as the mid-1700s, providing information on people across the globe who were involved in the major armed conflicts of the past few centuries.
Military records can provide a glimpse not only into your ancestors’ military service, but also into who they were and where they came from — and sometimes, they may even contain information on their physique and appearance. They can serve as a crucial supplement or alternative to vital records, and help you get an idea of what your ancestors’ lives were like during wartime.