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December 2, 2011

Ancestry.com makes WWII records available for free*

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From today's USA Today article by Ron Barnett:

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 today and running through Wednesday, December 7, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com.

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.

Of particular interest for those searching veterans' records are the World War II Navy Muster Rolls, which include 33 million quarterly reports filed from 1939-49, detailing the location, rank and other information about nearly all enlisted personnel who served aboard ships during those years.

Previously unreleased draft cards, cemetery records, photos, and information about various ships are also available, Hanna said. To access the free content go to www.ancestry.com/pearlharbor.

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