Friday, May 23, 2008

Free Access to Historic Military Records at

Every family has its heroes! Discover yours for free through May 31st.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and The Generations Network, Inc., parent company of, recently announced an agreement that makes millions of historical records more easily available to the American public. The agreement allows for the ongoing digitization of a wealth of historical content, including immigration, birth, marriage, death and military records.

To commemorate the agreement on the eve of Memorial Day, is making its entire U.S. Military Collection -- the largest online collection of American military records -- available for free to the public. From May 20 through May 31, people can log on to to view more than 100 million names and 700 titles and databases of military records, the majority of which come from NARA, from all 50 U.S. states.

What could be more inspiring than discovering the heroes in your own family tree? Many of us have ancestors who shaped history by fighting for what they believed in. They sacrificed their time - and possibly even their lives. They deserve to be remembered. Surf on over to and find yours now!

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