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Ancestry.com adds military burial sites

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Genealogy website Ancestry.com has launched an online, searchable collection of the burial sites of more than 500,000 members of the military.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Genealogy website Ancestry.com has launched an online, searchable collection of the burial sites of more than 500,000 members of the military.

The project is a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Archives and Records Administration. It allows people to search by name - for a fee - through an online collection of military burial sites at Ancestry.com.

The collection includes burial information for prominent figures in history, including President Abraham Lincoln and Gen. George Armstrong Custer, who died with more than 200 of his men in the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes.

The project includes two new, searchable collections of U.S. burial registers, military posts and national cemeteries from 1862-1960 and of U.S. headstone applications from 1926-1963.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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