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To mark Memorial Day, subscription genealogy website WorldVitalRecords (now
owned by MyHeritage) is making two of its World War II collections free through May
WWII Army Enlistment records contain enlistee names, enlistment dates and other data
taken from punch cards (so there’s no original record to view). If you miss the WorldVitalRecords
free period, you also can search these records free on
the National Archives website and in Fold3′s
WWII Prisoner of War records name US military and civilian
prisoners of war and internees, as well as some from other Allies. These records also
are free on the National Archives website.
For help researching your military genealogy in records of WWII and other US wars,
check out our CD Military
Research Guide: Researching Ancestors in America’s Wars.