This weekend, May 24- May 27, 2013, findmypast.com, in honor of Memorial Day and all veterans, will be offering free access to its collection of US and international military records. By registering for free on their site, you will be able to explore more than 30 million records, including those from both World Wars, Korean War, and Vietnam.
The company now known as "findmypast", originally began digitizing and publishing records from the UK over 10 years ago, including outbound passenger lists from the British Isles, during the years of 1890-1960. Later, they added records from Scotland, Australia, and Ireland. In 2012, they expanded into the US market, publishing the 1940 census, and gradually adding immigration, military and vital records related to the US. Today, the company is continuing to expand with the addition of more records from all of these countries, as well as a library of searchable newspapers.
If you have not had any experience with findmypast.com, this is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with their website without having to pay any fees. The offer will continue from midnight Thursday, May 23, until midnight Monday, May 27.
After all, what else would you have scheduled over Memorial Day weekend on Cape Cod?