(Canada) Ancestry.ca Canada Marks VE DAY With Free Canadian Military Records and All Content on Newspapers.com #general

Phil Goldfarb

Ancestry.ca--  Canada-- is marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with free access to 10 million Canadian, military records on the site.  From Monday May 4 to Friday May 8. May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and the Liberation of the Netherlands.  https://www.ancestry.ca/search/categories/ca_military/


In addition, Canadians will be able to access for free all content on the online newspaper archive Newspapears.com (https://www.newspapers.com/) as well as all records on Fold3 site (https://www.fold3.com/).


I do not know if this free offering will be extended worldwide or is only for Canadians.  I checked several of the other Ancestry sites but did not see any mention of a similar offering, but then it does not begin until Monday May 4.


I am presuming one would have to register with name, email address and password as that is how Ancestry has run free offers in the past. Since the offer is not yet activated I was not able to try it out first to find out.


If you try to access the records either before the offer begins or after it ends you will be invited to subscribe.


Thank you to Gail Dever and her Genealogy à la carte blog for informing us about this opportunity.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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