Ancestry Announces Hosting a Virtual Memorial Day Parade of Heroes to Commemorate 75th anniversary of End of World War ll; Free Access Ancestry and Fold3 #events

Jan Meisels Allen


Ancestry has announced in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War ll they will host a Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”.  This will stream online Monday May 25th  11AM ET (8 AM PT) on Ancestry’s Facebook Page. Via Watch party. It will be  hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford. The “Parade of Heroes” will bring to life stories that honor those lost, through interviews with veterans of all ages and the lost veterans’ families, including a special feature reflecting on World War II.


To watch the stream see:

You do not have to be a Facebook subscriber to access the site.

After live stream will be available at

Free Access


There will be free access May 21-May 25 on with more than 550 million military records. You will have to register with your name, email and password.


Starting now through June 1, there will be free access to 500 million records and images from the National Archives and Records Administration on Ancestry including all 36 million of the nation’s World War ll young man’s draft cards . Go to:  Registration including your name, email and password is required.


To see the list of featured categories covered under this free access offer see:


To read more see:


I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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