Fold3 Offers Free Access to the World War II Collection Until November 30

The Fold 3 Blog reports:

“In honor of Veterans Day, Fold3 is offering free access to our World War II Collection November 10-30. Explore the records of the war that shaped America’s “greatest generation”—and look for your family’s own WWII heroes along the way.

“Whether you’re interested in historical aspects of the war or are searching for specific individuals who fought in it, Fold3’s WWII Collection likely has what you need.”

You can read all the details at


I have yet to find anything on my father or godfather that we didn’t already know. And searching is virtually impossible. There are very few ways to narrow down your search.


I easily found my grandfather’s “old men’s registration”, he was born 1887. I knew him till he died but never realized how short he was, 5 foot five. Says dark brown hair – looked black to me and I know he did not color it. Ruddy complexion – yes, where it showed, actually he was pretty light, but as a life long farmer he looked ruddy.


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