Tuesday 7 March 2023

Ancestry to digitise UK Second World War records

From Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk):

New in 2023

This year we are excited to announce that Ancestry has been awarded the rights to digitize and publish more than 3 million UK Ministry of Defense Service Records that will be made available only on Ancestry between 2024-2029. This will be the largest project around a particular set of records The National Archives has ever awarded to a partner. The digitization of these valuable records will enable people to access never-before-seen documents from World War II online. 

In addition, we will utilize our proprietary AI handwriting recognition technology to process the 1931 Census of Canada as soon as available, and expand our collection of Newspapers.com Stories and Events Index to new states on a monthly basis. We’ll also be adding new collections of Catholic, Episcopal and Lutheran church records within the U.S. and additional military and occupational records from the UK and Ireland.

(Source: https://www.ancestry.com/corporate/blog/celebrating-40-years-of-family-history-discoveries---ancestry-co)


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1 comment:

  1. So long as it is completely Ancestry and Fold3 is not involved.