Topics offers free access to NARA records

Karen Dalton Preston

Dear List Members -

Ancestry’s CEO announced that to help the isolation of social distancing, they will provide temporary free access to their collections from the U.S. National Archives (NARA). The collections include nearly 500 million records and images. 
This is just a sampling of what is included:
WWI and WWII U.S. Draft Cards
New York, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1957
California, Federal Naturalization Records, 1843-1999
U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
U.S. Compiled Revolutionary War Military Service Records, 1775-1783
U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960