Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Big Ancestry Military Release

I mentioned yesterday the possibility that Ancestry was going to make a military release bigger than the announcements we heard at NGS last week. Well, confirmations of that rumor started hitting big time today. The list of new databases at Ancestry.com started popping out new military databases. I counted 89 new and 6 updated military titles yesterday with 10 more new ones today.

And they are all marked free!!

The big confirmation came when Ancestry pre-announced the promotion to a small group of professional genealogists. With the new release, Ancestry's military collection now totals more than 700 databases and 37 million images. "Ancestry.com’s U.S. Military Collection captures all major wars and conflicts from American history, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts as well as the Spanish-American War and the War of 1812."

I expect you'll see official announcements any time now. But you can start using these databases right now.

24-May-2007 Update
The announcement came late last night. The URL to the promotion page is www.ancestry.com/military. Look for the link to a free eBook, also at the Ancestry Store.

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