Ancestry.com Makes 60 Million WWII Records Available For Free (For a Limited Time)
From the USA Today:
That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free over the next six days, starting Friday and running through Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of the attack, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com.
“We think the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day is an important time for everyone to sort of pause and reflect on what really was the greatest generation and to give everyone a chance to look at these records for free,” he said.
The website, based in Provo, Utah, has been adding historical records to its site for the past 15 years, accumulating more than 7 billion records, Hanna said. Members normally pay $12.95 to $20 a month, he said.
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