Ancestry.com, one of the largest online genealogy sources, has annouced the expansion of its collection of military records. Items in the collection span the entire history of United States military involvements, from the Revolutionary War to Vietnam. Materials include draft registrations, muster rolls, enlistment records, pension applications, and gravesite registers. In addition to these typical military records, the database also includes items such as United Newsreel motion pictures and scanned editions of Stars and Stripes.
Ancestry.com is a subscription-based website, but from now through the anniversary of D-Day (June 6) access to the Military Collection will be free. (You will have to register using your email address.) To explore the collection, visit Ancestry.com.
The Charleston County Public Library maintains an institutional subscription to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com. Access via CCPL is free to the public, but the site must be viewed from within one our locations. This is not one of our remote-access databases. Call or email the SC Room for more details.