#FamilyHistoryMonth – NARA Free Digital Databases

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On Day 12 of Family History Month, check out what you can access online at the US National Archives.

Family History Month NARA OnGenealogy

The US National Archives, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), has online databases, many of which are helpful in family history research. These are listed at the NARA site, Access to Archival Databases (AAD).

The National Archives online databases

 

Here’s an example of one type of record you can find. This is a Prisoner of War record for the famous author, Kurt Vonnegut, who was captured at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.

Kurt Vonnegut POW record

 

Some helpful collections include:

Immigration to America

Russian Immigrants

Irish Immigrants to America

 

German Immigrants to America

 

Italian Immigrants to America

 

 

Military Personnel Records

World War II

 

Korean War

 

Vietnam War

 

Gulf War & War on Terrorism

 

Panama Canal Zone

 

Military Awards

 

US Civil War

 

All the digital records at NARA are free to use and if you’re on site you’ll have free access from NARA computers to these subscription record collections (if you use these links from an off-site computer, you will not have free access):

Best in your research, whether it’s fee or free!

October 12, 2017 |

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