Thursday, 18 April 2013

Free access to Oz & Kiwi military records for ANZAC Day

From the Ozzie version of FindmyPast (

Access 3.6 million military records and uncover your heroic ancestors for free in honour of ANZAC Day

Free access available on in lead up to Anzac Day, 22-26 April

April 2013 – As thousands of Australians and New Zealanders prepare to descend on Gallipoli this Anzac Day, leading family history site,, prepares for its own influx as it announces free access to its entire military archives between Monday 22 April and Friday 26 April, 2013.

The comprehensive collection, which includes 3.6 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Britain and the United States, has been provided free of charge as part of ongoing efforts by to venerate the Anzacs for their service. The access also makes it easier than ever before for Australians and New Zealanders to investigate their family’s past and learn more about their achievements and efforts during Australia’s and New Zealand’s international conflicts.

Users will have the opportunity to browse’s inaugural Anzac Memory Bank, containing heroic stories, exclusive photos, and diary entries relating to Australian and New Zealand involvement in all wars. Almost 200 users have submitted their personal and family stories to the Anzac Memory Bank, providing valuable insight into what it was like to live through these times of turmoil.

In addition to the free access to all military records and the Anzac Memory Bank, and Inside History are thrilled to announce a collaboration to produce an exclusive free digital magazine in support of this Anzac campaign. The digital magazine will showcase new international historical records as well as providing intriguing case studies from around Australia. The free digital magazine is available on iPad by visiting the Anzac Memory Bank on

(With thanks to Emma Kelly)


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