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Free Access to Ancestry.com’s Military Resources

   November 12th, 2009

Ancestry.com logoIn honor of Veterans Day, Ancestry.com is offering free access to all of its US Military resources through Friday, Nov. 13th.

An AP story also says that Ancestry has added some new resources, including

...more than 600 Navy cruise books...[which] include the names and photos of those who served on ships...one book - a 1946 edition for the U.S.S. Pennsylvania - includes a photo of TV legend Johnny Carson.

Great idea, Ancestry - thank you. And if I may suggest another great idea: offer libraries remote access at an affordable price.

via LibraryStuff

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One Response to “Free Access to Ancestry.com’s Military Resources”

  1. Christy Says:

    Wow! Thanks for posting this. I’d wondered for a long time what ship my grandfather was on in WWII but had never gotten around to doing much digging. I found it on Ancestry.com in 30 seconds in a muster roll for the USS Monterey.