2014 marks a century since the outbreak of World War I. On July 28 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Empire invaded Serbia, beginning a world war that would last four years and result in millions of casualties.
Were your ancestors among the brave men who fought? How did they serve their country? Learn more about them by searching the MyHeritage WWI military records collection. Enjoy FREE access to more than 1.5 million records including details of soldiers who died, prisoners of war, casualties, and those who returned home safely. For details of this offer which ends on 31 July and to access the collection go to http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/07/search-wwi-military-records-for-free/ .
COMMENT: The collections on offer are as follows:
- Silver War Badge Recipients, 1914 - 1918
- British Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 - 1919
- The National Roll of the Great War, 1914 - 1918
- Tennessee WWI Veterans
- Ireland's Memorial Records, 1914 - 1918
- Royal Navy and Royal Marine Casualties, 1914 - 1919
- De Ruvigny's Roll Of Honour 1914-1924
- Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914 - 1920
- British Officers Taken as Prisoners of War, 1914 - 1918
- British Military Officers
- Victoria Cross Recipients, 1854 - 2006
(With thanks to Laurence Harris)
Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.