By Jim Fausone
Veterans Disability Lawyer
As a national firm helping veterans with disability claims, we use a lot of different tools to fill in the facts on fuzzy memories. Often the veterans need buddy statements from guys they simply recall by first name "Bruce" or nickname "Curly", "Lefty" or "Hoosier". We check unit records and other service records and help the veteran jog their memory so than can find that long-lost friend or that unlucky soul that died in the attack. It is with that experience in mind that an article about Ancestry.com caught our attention. You know Ancestry as the web based company that helps people doing genealogy.
The Provo, Utah, based website has been adding historical records to its site for the past 15 years, accumulating more than 7 billion records. It normally charges a monthly fee to its users but until December 7, 2011 it is free. Of particular interest for those searching veterans' records are the World War II Navy Muster Rolls, which include 33 million quarterly reports filed from 1939-49, detailing the location, rank and other information about nearly all enlisted personnel who served aboard ships during those years. Previously unreleased draft cards, cemetery records, photos, and information about various ships are also available.
You can read more at http://www.stripes.com/news/us/website-makes-wwii-records-available-for-free-through-dec-7-1.162316
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