Researching Veterans in Your Family Tree with Fold3

This Veterans Day, honor the veterans in your family tree by learning more about them with Fold3 Library Edition.

Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. To use the database from home, log in with your library card number and PIN.

Although Ancestry.com owns Fold3, you should still search both Ancestry and Fold3 because you will often find different military records in each database. Plus, when you create a free Fold3 membership, you can create shareable memorials honoring your family members.

Fold3 Video Tutorials

Fold3: Remembering Veterans Through Military Records

Click on the image below to view a brief tutorial that will help you get started with Fold3 and learn browsing and searching basics.

The Fold3 Training Center

Once you’ve signed into Fold3 with your library card, click Help in the menu at the top to view tutorials on searching, browsing, creating memorials, and more.

Finding Your Military Veterans on Fold3

This free course from Ancestry Academy offers a more in-depth look at the information you can find in military documents. You’ll also learn the basics of searching and browsing in Fold3. Create a free Ancestry Academy account to start watching.