Ancestry.com is allowing free access to nearly 500 million records and images from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) from now until June 1.
Some of the types of records you can find are: military records, naturalization records, census records, passenger lists, passport applications, IRS tax lists, homestead records and consular reports of births and marriage.
You will need to set up a free account in order to view the records. To get started searching, go to: www.ancestry.com/cs/nara
And to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday, Fold3.com will be having free access to its more than 550 million military records from Thursday, May 21 to Monday, May 25.