In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, Fold3 is offering free access to its World War II collection.
This is a great opportunity to reach in and grab those WWII military records you may not have had subscription access to! Both my grandfathers served in World War, and so did one of my husband’s grandfathers, John Morton (pictured here).
According to a Fold3 blog post, “The WWII Collection, currently with over 72 million records, has a diverse array of resources to mine, whether you’re interested in historical aspects of the war or are searching for specific individuals who fought in it.” Popular databases in this collection include:
- Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII,
- WWII US Air Force Photos,
- WWII “Old Man’s Draft” Registration Cards,
- WWII War Diaries.
New and updated Fold3 datasets include:
- Headstone Applications, 1925-1963,
- WWII Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files,
- 307th Bomb Group Records, 497th Bomb Group Records,
- Ardelia Hall Collection: Munich Property Cards.
To learn more about VE Day, search for “VE Day” on Fold3 to find thousands of documents and photos about it.
Want to look back a little further in time? Read our blog post on 5 Ways to Discover Your Family History in World War I.