Friday, May 22, 2009

GenealogyBank: free military records

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at GenealogyBank.com. Please address all inquiries to thomas.j.kemp@gmail.com. Ol' Myrt had the pleasure of sharing a meal at "The Pit" in Raleigh, North Caorlina with Tom.

Naples, FL May 21, 2009 -- GenealogyBank.com, a leading online provider of newspapers and historical documents for family history research, announced today the release of thousands of U.S. Military records. The historical documents collection at GenealogyBank.com now features over 200 years and millions of U.S. Military records and reports. In honor of Memorial Day, the list of officers that served in the Revolutionary War is now free online at www.genealogybank.com/free/.

This unique content provides critical access to important military records for Americans looking to discover and honor the veterans in their families. U.S. Military Registers from the Army, Navy and Air Force provide the name, birth date, location, rank and date of death of every U.S. military officer that served. Whether your ancestors served in the Korean War or all the way back to the Revolutionary War, the military records found in the historical documents database at GenealogyBank.com provide details you simply can't find anywhere else.

"Memorial Day is a day to stop and reflect on the veterans in our family" says Genealogy Director for NewsBank, Inc., Tom Kemp. "The military records are a perfect example of the unique and valuable content you'll find at GenealogyBank.com and now for a limited time we are making the list of officers that served in the Revolutionary War free at www.genealogybank.com/free."

Military Records aren't the only place to discover new and exciting details about your ancestors at GenelaogyBank.com.

As the fastest growing newspaper site for family history research, GenealogyBank.com also features over 300 years of U.S. newspapers in all 50 states and is an ideal source for exploring the lives of past generations. Find obituaries, marriage notices, photographs, hometown news and more. You'll be amazed at the stories, names, dates, places and events that have played a role in your family history."

GenealogyBank.com will continue to digitize millions of family history records in the upcoming months that will continue to greatly expand and increase the depth of our collections." Kemp added. "We know how exciting this information is to genealogists trying to piece together family records. This is the very reason we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and accessible archive for family history research."

About GenealogyBank:
GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals interested in family history research with over 3,800 U.S. newspapers from 1690-today, government documents and other historical records in all 50 states. GenealogyBank contains over 263 million family history records including obituaries; birth, marriage and death notices, military records and much more. GenealogyBank can be found at: www.genealogybank.com.

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