USHMM Through Ancestry Offers Free Access to April 19-25 and May 10-16 #holocaust #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen



The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) History Unfolded platform with Ancestry’s will be offering free access to the premium subscription databases during the following times:

  • Monday, March 22 through Sunday, March 28, 2021
  • Monday, April 19 through Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • Monday, May 10 through Sunday, May 16, 2021


Before searching the archives, you will want to select History Unfolded event module topic(s) to research. Go to “Menu” and “Browse Events” (  to see what topics we are collecting research on. Please research and submit articles on these topics only. Use the event module’s “keywords” and “dates-to-check” to guide your research.


Go back to the web site and go to the homepage of (  To read how to navigate this website see:


Through research, they hope to not only expand our database, but also work towards our goal of developing a more representative sample of newspaper reporting in each of the fifty states (

If you wish to help with this specific research challenge, please reach out to the History Unfolded’s community manager here


I have no affiliation with Ancestry, or the USHMM and am sharing this information solely for the readers’ information.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee