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215,017,581 records in Free Records

Collection Title # of Records
Social Security Death Index  FREEMore Info 94,319,409
Civil War Service Records · show 2 titles 38,624,967
Census - US Federal 1860  FREEMore Info 27,831,413
Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File  FREEMore Info 13,537,417
WWII Army Enlistment Records  FREEMore Info 8,800,037
Civil War "Widows' Pensions"  FREE UpdatedMore Info 4,922,969
Army Registers, 1798-1969  FREEMore Info 3,766,503
Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index  FREEMore Info 2,989,047
Confederate Citizens File  FREEMore Info 2,048,033
Navy Survivors' Certificates  FREEMore Info 1,972,003
Holocaust-Era Assets · show 31 titles 1,949,943
Pension Numerical Index  FREEMore Info 1,802,358
War of 1812 Pension Files  FREE UpdatedMore Info 1,785,327
Navy Widows' Certificates  FREEMore Info 1,718,860
Army Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914  FREEMore Info 1,441,989
Southern Claims Commission · show 6 titles 646,490
Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1863-1870  FREEMore Info 522,867
Union Citizens File  FREEMore Info 501,428
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1861-1870  FREEMore Info 486,143
Navy Survivors' Originals (Disapproved)  FREEMore Info 469,000
American Colonization Society  FREEMore Info 347,246
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1871-1880  FREEMore Info 334,976
Navy Widows' Originals (Disapproved)  FREEMore Info 333,083
WWII Captured German Records  FREEMore Info 323,111
Naval Enlistment Weekly Returns, 1855-1891  FREEMore Info 297,567
American Battle Monuments Commission  FREEMore Info 242,002
New York Civil War Regiment Lists  FREEMore Info 232,802
Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Index  FREEMore Info 221,806
Continental Congress - Papers  FREEMore Info 172,870
Rendezvous Reports Index - Civil War  FREEMore Info 157,394
WWII Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualty List  FREEMore Info 151,651
Project Blue Book - UFO Investigations  FREEMore Info 129,824
Pennsylvania Archives  FREEMore Info 118,874
State Dept Records - France  FREEMore Info 114,744
Korean War Casualties  FREEMore Info 109,961
Dachau Entry Registers  FREEMore Info 105,658
Letters Received by Commission Branch, 1874-1894  FREEMore Info 104,750
WWII US Air Force Photos  FREEMore Info 100,518
Indian Wars Service Record Index  FREEMore Info 99,788
Vietnam Service Awards  FREEMore Info 91,955
State Dept Records - Russia  FREEMore Info 86,793
Confederate Amnesty Papers  FREEMore Info 84,297
Flossenburg Entry Registers  FREEMore Info 78,490
Confederate Navy Subject File  FREEMore Info 68,758
Civil War Subversion Investigations  FREEMore Info 62,826
Final Statements, 1862-1899  FREEMore Info 60,435
Heitman's Register and Dictionary of the US Army  FREEMore Info 60,084
Vietnam Veterans Memorial  FREEMore Info 58,701
Contributed Military Group Records · show 8 titles 54,243
New York State Adjutant General Reports, 1846-1995  FREEMore Info 50,292
Photos - Vietnam War Army  FREEMore Info 39,544
Mauthausen Death Books  FREEMore Info 38,623
South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732-1872  FREEMore Info 36,842
Virginia Papers · show 2 titles 31,466
WWII Nuernberg Interrogation Records  FREEMore Info 29,466
Navy and Marine Corps Officers, 1775-1900  FREEMore Info 26,206
Civil War - Official Records of Union and Confederate Navies  FREE UpdatedMore Info 26,035
WWII German Documents Among War Crimes Records  FREEMore Info 19,216
Photos - Vietnam Marine Corps (B/W)  FREEMore Info 14,973
Lincoln Assassination Papers  FREEMore Info 12,095
Navy Casualty Reports, 1776-1941  FREEMore Info 10,050
Ratified Amendments to the US Constitution  FREEMore Info 9,935
Photos - Vietnam War Navy  FREEMore Info 8,882
Pentagon Papers  FREEMore Info 8,303
Town Records - South Boston, VA  FREEMore Info 8,024
Photos - Brady Civil War  FREEMore Info 7,837
Town Records - Hancock NH  FREEMore Info 7,473
Civil War Photos  FREEMore Info 7,300
Continental Congress - Misc  FREEMore Info 7,111
Photos - Fine Arts Commission, Series G  FREEMore Info 6,906
Casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts · show 3 titles 6,632
Board of Commissioners - Emancipation of Slaves in DC  FREEMore Info 6,203
Civil War - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records  FREEMore Info 5,988
Photos - Vietnam War Marine Corps  FREEMore Info 5,226
Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-2013  FREEMore Info 4,759
Confederate Casualty Reports  FREEMore Info 4,747
Anti-Slavery Manuscripts Collection  FREEMore Info 4,515
Foreign Burial of American War Dead  FREEMore Info 4,206
Court Slave Records for DC  FREEMore Info 3,574
New York State Military Museum Photos (Civil War - Vietnam War)  FREEMore Info 2,330
Civil War Maps  FREEMore Info 2,174
Sultana Disaster, April 1865  FREEMore Info 2,063
General Orders of Confederate War Dept  FREEMore Info 1,701
Photos - Truman  FREEMore Info 1,568
Photos - Franklin D Roosevelt  FREEMore Info 1,323
Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial  FREEMore Info 1,240
National WWI Museum Portrait Photographs  FREEMore Info 1,105
Civil War Horse Soldier Artifacts Collection  FREEMore Info 1,085
George Washington Correspondence  FREEMore Info 1,062
Town Records - Goffstown NH  FREEMore Info 1,034
Amistad - Supreme Court records  FREEMore Info 1,031
Amistad - Federal court records  FREEMore Info 755
Photos - Eisenhower  FREEMore Info 664
Deseret Iron Company Account Book (UT)  FREEMore Info 594
WWII 27th Army Division Photos  FREEMore Info 590
Photos - Coolidge  FREEMore Info 530
Constitutional Convention Records  FREEMore Info 487
Foreign Letters of the Continental Congress  FREEMore Info 477
WWI Panoramic Unit Photos  FREE NEW UpdatedMore Info 455
American Milestone Documents · show 8 titles 408
Casualties from Persian Gulf War  FREEMore Info 382
Custer's Court Martial  FREEMore Info 349
Photos - Native Americans (Rinehart)  FREEMore Info 173
Photos - WW II Japanese  FREEMore Info 162

240,984,603 records from other collections on Fold3

Collection Title # of Records
Census - US Federal 1930 More Info 127,216,072
WWII Navy Muster Rolls More Info 36,011,751
WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards More Info 15,742,667
Naturalization Records · show 2 titles 7,651,869
Census - US Federal 1920 More Info 6,675,668
Census - US Federal 1910 More Info 6,639,253
Census - US Federal 1900 More Info 4,703,703
Texas Death Certificates More Info 3,130,212
City Directories · show 22 titles 2,676,794
Revolutionary War Pensions More Info 2,456,829
Revolutionary War Service Records More Info 2,376,461
FBI Case Files More Info 2,313,902
Newspapers · show 7 titles 2,167,585
WWII War Diaries More Info 2,039,945
WWII Draft Registration Cards More Info 1,968,022
Pearl Harbor Muster Rolls More Info 1,858,157
Homestead Records (NE) More Info 1,728,465
War of 1812 Service Records · show 5 titles 1,266,350
Headstone Applications, 1925-1963  UpdatedMore Info 1,263,271
Navy Muster Rolls, 1949-1971 More Info 1,029,337
Dawes Packets More Info 883,815
WWII Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files More Info 804,095
Passport Applications, 1795-1905 More Info 706,900
Spanish-American War Service Record Index More Info 602,851
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1822-1860 More Info 575,937
New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts More Info 545,337
WWI - State Dept Records More Info 479,890
Navy Cruise Books, 1918-2009 More Info 447,699
Eastern Cherokee Applications More Info 428,339
Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 More Info 424,538
Texas Birth Certificates More Info 368,640
Mexican War Service Records · show 7 titles 320,792
WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List More Info 311,259
Cuyahoga County Birth Returns (OH) More Info 262,454
Missing Air Crew Reports, WWII More Info 254,174
Domestic Letters of the Department of State More Info 187,044
WWII European Theater Army Records More Info 171,914
Rendezvous Reports Index - Before and After Civil War More Info 170,991
Massachusetts Vital Records More Info 154,042
Massachusetts Vital Record Transcripts More Info 132,712
WWII Foreign Military Studies, 1945-54 More Info 132,488
Letters Received by the Adjutant General, 1805-1821 More Info 132,310
Guion Miller Roll More Info 125,165
Massachusetts Vital Records (Boston) More Info 124,248
Confidential Correspondence of the Navy, 1919-1927 More Info 119,775
Revolutionary War Rolls More Info 106,055
Service Records of Volunteers, 1784-1811 More Info 78,859
Massachusetts Printed Vital Records More Info 78,020
Gorrell's History - AEF Air Service More Info 77,582
Dawes Enrollment Cards More Info 76,294
New York National Guard Personnel Jackets More Info 72,614
Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 More Info 69,955
Connecticut WWI Service Rosters More Info 69,749
Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions, 1818-1864 More Info 68,954
WWII Submarine Patrol Reports More Info 58,264
Utah Territorial Case Files More Info 39,599
Social Security Death Index  FREE 39,058
Numbered Record Books More Info 35,928
Mormon Battalion Pension Files More Info 27,100
Registro Central de Esclavos More Info 25,090
Rendezvous Reports Index - WWI Armed Guard Personnel More Info 23,407
Spanish-American War Service Records - Florida More Info 23,045
WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Navy More Info 19,863
WWI Supreme War Council, American records More Info 19,275
WWI Military Cablegrams - AEF and War Dept More Info 17,250
Cherokee Indian Agency (TN) More Info 12,628
Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial More Info 12,435
War of 1812 Prize Cases, Southern Dist Court, NY More Info 12,133
Admiralty Records, Key West More Info 11,821
WWI Officer Experience Reports - AEF More Info 11,143
Ratified Indian Treaties More Info 10,098
Danish West Indies - Slavery and Emancipation More Info 9,976
Boston Public Library Collections More Info 8,437
Final Payment Vouchers - Georgia More Info 8,250
Japanese Air Target Analyses More Info 7,870
Revolutionary War Prize Cases - Captured Vessels More Info 7,670
Revolutionary War Service Records - Navy More Info 7,309
Military Intelligence Division - Negro Subversion More Info 6,940
Sec of the Interior - Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization More Info 5,481
WWI New York Army Cards  NEW UpdatedMore Info 5,477
Revolutionary War Manuscript File More Info 4,951
Rendezvous Reports Index - WWI Naval Auxiliary Service More Info 4,200
WWII Naval Press Clippings More Info 4,192
WWII JAG Case Files, Pacific - Army More Info 3,973
WWII Allied Military Conferences More Info 3,536
New York 174th Regiment Service Cards More Info 2,864
New York National Guard Shooting Matches More Info 2,263
Revolutionary War Service and Imprisonment Cards More Info 2,221
District of Columbia More Info 2,066
New York Army National Guard Service Cards (Selected) More Info 2,019
US Expeditionary Force, North Russia More Info 1,989
Bayland Orphan Home Records More Info 1,594
New York 74th Regiment Service Cards More Info 770
Final Payment Vouchers - Delaware More Info 614