Ancestry's Fold3 Free Access for Memorial Day #usa #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen




Fold3 is part of the Ancestry family of companies is offering free access for Memorial Day through May 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET to its 550+ million military records extending back to the Revolutionary War.  After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Ancestry® All-Access or Fold3® membership.


Go to

Click on the blue and white circle in the middle of the page that says Free Access to Fold3. No credit card information is requested.For the free access for Memorial Day do not click on the start a 7-day free day trial as that requires your sharing your credit card information. Registration is required with your name and email address.


Once you sign in type the name of the military person you are researching in the red search name, topic or keyword box where it says “search”. A new window opens with the records that Fold3 has for the name, key word etc you placed in the search field.

Depending on the type of  record you can save to your computer, print or share.


Scroll down the page below the “cards” with different conflicts/wars to the Memorial Day Salute.  Click on the #ISaluteFor and share a story, photo or record of military hero in your famiy using hashtag#ISaluteFor. There are also videos on Facebook to watch inclued. You must be a Facebook member to access the videos.


I have no affiliation with Ancestry or Fold3 and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee