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MyHeritage Offering Free Access to All Military Records May 20-26, 2020 #events


Hank Mishkoff
 

Jan, if you're in the mood to run an experiment (and I'll certainly understand if you're not): Go to your military URL, enter last name Mishkoff as the only search term, check the Exact box (or you'll get too any results), and search. You'll get 19 hits. Scroll down to the one that says  Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve, 1 July 1967

When I click it, they ask for for money or a free trial (depending on my browser and login status). Do get something different? If so, I'll have to keep playing with it. Thanks for your help!

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 3:02 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:
I tried several people- did not sign in to my account so they would not know its me and was able to save the records that I found for the military.  Be certain that you are looking only at military records other records are not included in the free access.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12:42:59 PM PDT, Hank Mishkoff <hank@...> wrote:


I'm thinking that it might have something to do with the fact that I used to have a paid account there, so it knows who I am, and it's trying to get me to re-up. I've tried it logged in, logged out, and from browsers where no cookies are set, and the best I'm able to do is to have it ask me to sign up for a 14-day free trial, and I've been through that hassle before. [Sigh.]

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:
Hank,
I tried the site before I post like I always do and did not have the problem you are experiencing. Are you looking at records not in the featured collection-the offer for free access is only for military records ? If you are that is why you are getting the request for subscribing.
This is the link I posted for military records and the one you should be using

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access monitoring Committee


Jan Meisels Allen
 

I tried several people- did not sign in to my account so they would not know its me and was able to save the records that I found for the military.  Be certain that you are looking only at military records other records are not included in the free access.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12:42:59 PM PDT, Hank Mishkoff <hank@...> wrote:


I'm thinking that it might have something to do with the fact that I used to have a paid account there, so it knows who I am, and it's trying to get me to re-up. I've tried it logged in, logged out, and from browsers where no cookies are set, and the best I'm able to do is to have it ask me to sign up for a 14-day free trial, and I've been through that hassle before. [Sigh.]

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:
Hank,
I tried the site before I post like I always do and did not have the problem you are experiencing. Are you looking at records not in the featured collection-the offer for free access is only for military records ? If you are that is why you are getting the request for subscribing.
This is the link I posted for military records and the one you should be using

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access monitoring Committee


Hank Mishkoff
 

I'm thinking that it might have something to do with the fact that I used to have a paid account there, so it knows who I am, and it's trying to get me to re-up. I've tried it logged in, logged out, and from browsers where no cookies are set, and the best I'm able to do is to have it ask me to sign up for a 14-day free trial, and I've been through that hassle before. [Sigh.]

On Thu, May 21, 2020 at 2:33 PM Jan Meisels Allen <janmallen@...> wrote:
Hank,
I tried the site before I post like I always do and did not have the problem you are experiencing. Are you looking at records not in the featured collection-the offer for free access is only for military records ? If you are that is why you are getting the request for subscribing.
This is the link I posted for military records and the one you should be using
 
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access monitoring Committee


Jan Meisels Allen
 

Hank,
I tried the site before I post like I always do and did not have the problem you are experiencing. Are you looking at records not in the featured collection-the offer for free access is only for military records ? If you are that is why you are getting the request for subscribing.
This is the link I posted for military records and the one you should be using

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access monitoring Committee


Hank Mishkoff
 

Do you know if there's some kind of trick to accessing the records? When I search for Mishkoff it shows me a list of 19 records, but when I click a record it asks me to buy a subscription.


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage is offering free access to all military records from May 20-26. The collection consists of 57 million records and includes draft, enlistment, and service records, pension records, and other military documents from North America and around the world, dating back to the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. 

 

Go to: https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3000/military

 

To see a brief video about this offer go to: https://tinyurl.com/y98cvhb8

MyHeritage is also hosting 2 Facebook Live events about military records in the coming days: 

Searching Military Records on MyHeritage

Tune in TODAY, May 20 at 1 P.M. EDT as Thomas MacEntee shares how to leverage MyHeritage’s vast collection of military records to learn more about your family history. 

Breaking Through Brick Walls with Military Records

On May 24 at 1 P.M EDT, join Kate Eakman, senior researcher at Legacy Family Tree, who will show you how to use military records to break through brick walls in your genealogy research. 

Make sure you follow us on Facebook to tune in live. You can also watch the recorded sessions later on, and check out the full list of our online events in May and June.

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

 

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee