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  1. Jellylegs

    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Fold3 are giving free access to everything until Monday 25 May 2020 at 11.59 p.m ET.

    This was at the bottom of the e-mail I got from them.

    *Access to all records on Fold3® will be free until 25 May 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Fold3® membership.

    I am a member, but only because I signed up years ago for the free trial, which I then cancelled - but still have a Log In.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I just found my password as well :)
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Now, who were all those Army Pension records for that we needed to see, but couldn't because Fold3 has them?
     
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    Sue036 Well-Known Member

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    I just got that email too ... and asked myself that same question. I'm sure there was something I wanted to look at just last week?
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    We will have to get our thinking caps on :D
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    There's a list of them. You know that list you can't find when you get free access.:rolleyes:
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    That's a site I know nothing about, I'll have to go and see what sort of records they have.
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    Lots of American stuff, Derek, but also English Military Records that at one time were available on Ancestry - until they moved them to Fold3 (which is connected to Ancestry), for which you need a sub :mad:
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Can I join the 'I have forgotten just who I wanted to look up' club?
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    And me - and I only found whatever it was I wanted to look at last week too.....:oops::rolleyes:
     
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    Dang - more jobs to do! :headbang:
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    :D:D:D
     
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    Jellylegs Well-Known Member

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    :D
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    yeah I have found my list :) but they are all Smith's :rolleyes:
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    @Jellylegs Thank you for telling us about this. I have just found a pension record for my granduncle giving his regiment and regimental number which where unknown before. Given the surname of Smith this helps so so much in tracking him down.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    I was lucky with 8 Pension records & other info. Missed entirely on 3 names, one was a British lad from Australia.
    One curiosity was one pension being denied to the widow, couldn't make out why. I guess they had their reasons o_O
     
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