Library News

Fold3 Library Edition

by Library Staff | December 26, 2015 at 10:12 AM

The Library has enhanced its already significant online genealogical offerings by adding a subscription to Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry.  

Fold3 provides access to a continuously growing collection of U.S. military records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.  Historians, genealogists and military enthusiasts can search or browse more than 460 million U.S. records from the Revolutionary War through the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Collections include Revolutionary War service records and pensions, War of 1812 service records and pension applications, entire Civil War widows’ pension files,  Civil War service records for Massachusetts, World War II enlistment records, Korean War casualties, Vietnam War photographs, and unique non-military sources such as Native American records, Project Blue Book UFO Investigations, FBI case files, and Holocaust-era asset records.  For a complete list of titles included in Fold3, log-in, click on "Browse" at the top of the screen, and then on "View Title List" in the upper right corner.

The Fold3 library edition also provides access to personalization tools. Library patrons may choose to create a personal user account to build memorial pages, submit annotations to any image, or leave comments. 

The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

Everyone is welcome to use this resource from library computers.  Home access to this and other genealogy resources is provided to Acton residents from the library's E-Resources page.

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