Monday 6 August 2018

Ancestry UK offers free access to 30m military records

To mark the centenary of World War One, is offering free access to more than 30million military records over the next three days. the record sets featuring in the free access collection are British, Canadian, South African and Anzac records including British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920; UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949; Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admissions and Discharges, 1715-1925; Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services, 1848-1939; and UK Shipping and Seamen WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1914-1945.

Obviously, there are a lot of Irish service personnel to be found in these military sets, but there are also the following three specifically Irish collections to be checked out:

Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1922
Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925
Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Documents, 1724-1924

See the full list of military collections featured in the free access promotion here.

Free access to the featured collection will run until 23:59pm on Thursday 9 August.

Click the image above to start searching. To view the records you'll need to have a free registered account. If you don't already have one, you will need to register with your name and email address; Ancestry will then send you a username and password to access the collection.