Free access to military records

Marking a century since the first Armistice Day, Ancestry and Findmypast are opening up millions of military history records for free.

Ancestry are opening up their military records this weekend until Remembrance Day on 11th November, although it's unclear if you will be able to access their Fold3 site which contain many images of their military transcriptions .

From 12pm today (8 November) until 12pm on Remembrance Day on 11 November, all records on Findmypast will be completely free to search and explore. This includes more than 85 million military records covering the British, American, Canadian, Australian, Irish and New Zealand armed forces but excludes newspapers, electoral rolls and the Periodical Source Index,

If you need help you can get in touch with All Your Ancestors and we'll see what we can do.