EAST BRUNSWICK–Making it easier for patrons to learn about those who served, the East Brunswick Public Library now offers Ancestry.com’s “Fold3” military records database.
Fold3 contains millions of service records, photos and documents of the men and women who served in the U.S. military accessible to historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers and battle re-enactors, according to a prepared statement from the library.
“This is a great service that enhances our genealogy resources to include military history,” Karen Parry, the library’s information services manager, said in the statement. “Fold3 is extremely easy to use. After using the database for the first time, I easily found records about my own father’s military service during World War II.”
In addition to military records, Fold3 has a wide variety of additional collections, including the Social Security Death Index, naturalization and passport form logs, UFO siting reports and African American historical archives. There are currently more than 605 million records in Fold3’s archive, according to the statement.
The database can be searched from both home and in the library. It is available for free to anyone who has a valid East Brunswick Library card. To access the database, visit the library’s website, choose the “Research” tab and select “Adult Online Databases” section.
In addition to Fold3, the library offers access to Ancestry.com’s Library Edition, which lets library customers access the genealogy website from inside the library, allowing them to view historical information from censuses, churches, courts, military, probate logs, vital records, ship passenger lists and more.
For more information, visit www.ebpl.org/main/ebpl-online-databases.cfm or call 732-390-6767.