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Fold3 Adds Medal of Honor Winners at Their Site

The following is from Fold3: The Medal of Honor is the U.S. military’s highest award for valor. Discover more about this nation’s bravest heroes by exploring Fold3′s Medal of Honor Recipients title. Compiled by congressional committee and originally spanning the years 1863 to 1978, Medal of Honor Recipients was recently expanded to include additional names […]

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Fold3 Makes Their WWII Records Available for FREE Thru Memorial Day

Fold3 is offering its World War II military records totally free through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Some of the records you can view are: Army Enlistment Records Casualty Lists Department of Veterans Affairs – BIRLS Death File Draft Registration Cards Missing Air Crew Reports Navy Muster Rolls Photos

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Fold3 Offers FREE Access the Civil War Collection Through April 30

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry: To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/] for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service […]

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Fold3 Offers Free Access the Black History Records Through February

The following announcement is from the Fold3 blog: In recognition of Black History Month, Fold3 is offering free access to all publications in its Black History Collection through the end of February. The titles within the collection present revealing documents that cover the history and contributions of millions of African Americans. Slavery Era Titles include […]

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The Honor Wall at Fold3

Fold3 unveiled what they call their Honor Wall this week, It pays tribute to millions of men and women who served our nation, from colonial days to the present. You are invited to visit the Honor Wall and help them pay tribute to America’s veterans by sharing your own memories, stories, and photos of a […]

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The 150th Anniversary of the United States Colored Troops & FREE Access to Records of the Union Uolunteers in USCT Units at Fold3.com Through May 31, 2013

The following is from Fold3: On May 22, 1863, the War Department issued General Orders 143, establishing a Bureau of Colored Troops in the Adjutant General’s Office to recruit and organize African American soldiers to fight for the Union Army. With this order, all African American regiments were designated as United States Colored Troops (USCT). […]

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Fold3 Offering FREE Access to its Confederate Civil War Records thru April

Fold3.com is one of my favorite websites. Having had a number of family members who served with the United States (and Confederate) Armed Services, the site has given me a wealth of detailed service information about them. Now I see that Fold3 is offering FREE access to its rich collection of Confederate Civil War records […]

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Officers & Soldiers Serving From Pennsylvania During the French & Indian War 1744-1765

Do you have ancestors who may have been soldiers serving with Pennsylvania Regiments during the French and Indian War (aka Anglo-French Rivalry {by Canadians}; and La guerre de la Conquête (“The War of Conquest” by the French-Canadians). The actual war itself technically ran from 1754 to 1763, but warring conflicts with the French and their […]

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ISGS Raises Over $40,000 During War of 1812 Records Preservation Campaign

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Preserve the Pensions Project to Digitize Important Pension Records and Provide Free Access to the Public December 11, 2012 Springfield, IL: The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is proud to announce that it has completed its recently launched $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge with […]

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War of 1812 Records FREE at Fold3 During June

Fold3 has opened up all of their War of 1812 records to the public for free during June. This is in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the commencement of the war. The collection consists of more than 400,000 images including 233,000 images from the War of 1812 Pension Files never before available online. The […]

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FGS Stern Fund Helps Make Sultana Disaster Records Available to the Genealogy Community

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Free Access Provided by Fold3 May 4, 2012– Austin, TX: The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is proud to announce its recent participation in making the Sultana Disaster records available to genealogists and family history researchers. When the boiler exploded aboard the steamer Sultana on April […]

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WWII European Theater Army Records, 1941-1946 Now at Fold3

The following news release was received from Fold3: War is waged primarily in battle, yet made possible by operations beyond the battlefield as revealed in the WWII European Theater Army Records, a collection of administrative documents compiled by the U.S. Army’s Historical Division, 1941 through 1946. These records, originally marked secret and confidential, are now […]

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Fold3 Makes Nearly 3 Million African American Records Free During Black History Month

The following news was received from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com Fold3 is proud to announce Free access to our Black History Collection in honor of Black History Month. This collection includes many enlightening historical records documenting African American achievements since the earliest days of our nation, and will be available the entire month of February. […]

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