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Find My Past- Free Records Access for Veterans Day 2016
I just found out that Find My Past is offering some free records access this weekend. I know many of us don't have a long weekend for Veteran's Day, but perhaps you can still find time to take advantage of this and get a few extra records on your ancestors!
The pictures below are of my grandparents, Marion & Alice Wooster during the time they served in the Army during and just after WWI.
Army Nurse's Corp
FINDMYPAST GRANT FOUR DAYS OF FREE ACCESS TO ALL MILITARY RECORDS FOR VETERANS DAY 2016
Findmypast makes entire collection of more than 70 million world military records free for four days
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Leading family history website, Findmypast,
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