The Honor Wall / Fold 3

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What is Fold 3? Fold 3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personnel documents of the men and women who have served this country.Original records at Fold 3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them.On Fold 3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

The site can bring your soldier of the past alive by the records you find. You are able to search the following records: Revolutionary War, Pension Files, War Service Records, Revolutionary War Rolls, War Payment Vouchers. Civil War records, Pension Records, Union Records, War of 1812 and Pensions, Mexican and Indian War, WWI, WWII, Korean Vietnam and Non-Military Records. An examples of the Non-Military Records you can view: Orphan Home Records, City Directories, Homestead Records, Native American Collection, Naturalization Papers: 1700-1900's, Passport Applications: 1795-1905, and the Social Security Death Index Files. These are just a few of the records that are available to you. The site is offering its service at half price for a year of research. The original price is $75.00.

Fold 3 has become an online repository for military document research. The Fold 3 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.

The site is introducing the Honor Wall this month. It unveiled this week in honor of Veterans Day, the Fold 3 Honor Wall for men and women who served our nation, from colonial days to the present.

You can help pay tribute to any soldier and you can share your own memories, stories, and photos of a loved one who has served. Just follow the prompts to choose the conflict in which someone serve, their military record will come up on the directory, then the site will over you other links to possible matches to the records on Fold 3. The site then gives you an opportunity to share and spread the word, of your Memorial Page. It also offers sample of Memorial Pages for ideas of how you can create your own Memorial Page.

There is a trial version of the site for 7 days if you want to get a look at what they have to offer you in your research. Fold 3 is perfect for: Historians, Researchers, Family Historians, Veterans and Their families, Genealogists, and Teachers.

One of the sites favorite by other researchers is the Interactive Vietnam War and the USS Arizona Memorial. The site has a Blog area also where you can get current updates on the War of Iraq and Afghanistan Casualties, JFK Assassination and its Files, Remarkable Photos discovered in Civil War Pension files.

Try the Trial Version and I think you will see that the site is worth a years' membership. I welcome all comments, queries, and suggestions at: attn: Ms. Sylvia.