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FREE ACCESS TO COMMONWEALTH WAR RECORDS

#1 by astoness , Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:02 pm

ANOTHER ANCESTRY FREEBIE COMING SOON


Bring their story home

This Remembrance Day marks the centenary of the end of WWI. ‘The war to end all wars’ touched everyone’s lives, from soldiers on the battlefield to families on the home front.

Starting this Thursday, we’re inviting you to explore your family’s WWI story in detail, with free access to the Commonwealth collection on Fold3. Explore Fold3’s specialist military records in addition to Ancestry’s wartime records: everything you need to uncover your relatives’ stories on the battlefield and beyond.​


*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 8 November 2018 to 12 November 2018 at 23:59 GMT. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the collections using an Ancestry All Access paid membeship​








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RE: FREE ACCESS TO COMMONWEALTH WAR RECORDS

#2 by Voltman , Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:24 pm

I ran into the Fold 3 brick wall just the other day. I will try again tomorrow.


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RE: FREE ACCESS TO COMMONWEALTH WAR RECORDS

#3 by astoness , Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:33 pm

didnt start until today volty...im in


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RE: FREE ACCESS TO COMMONWEALTH WAR RECORDS

#4 by Voltman , Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:36 pm

Just looked up the 3rd Cousin involved and was presented with his POW record.

The japs kidnapped him in Singapore so some of the report card is written in jap.
They give the date of "capture" as 17/2/15 which must be jap calendar. He was killed in July 43 and buried in Thailand, I have no idea how this came about.

Whilst I find it very annoying that the japs thought they had any rights to do such a thing, the card does make me smile, his address in Lozells is given as Rozells.
They wrote it how they said it.


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