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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 18 February 17 18:13 GMT (UK) »
Fold 3 is available at no charge at all Family History/Familysearch centres

That's handy to know  :)

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 18 February 17 18:17 GMT (UK) »
A large part of the problem for me is Ancestry letting you search them, get results for them you're interested in but then denying access unless you sign up to fold3. What kind of deal has the NA done with our historical heritage?
Woollen and the variations thereof (Woolin, Woollin, Woolen etc) in the West Riding area

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 18 February 17 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Some of the Fold3 records are available free at the National Archives website, and others can be downloaded after paying a small fee. My wife's 2nd great grandfather's Chelsea military pension record came up as a hint on Ancestry, which directed me to Fold3. I found it for free at the National Archives.
Farrell  - Ayrshire
Cairns - Ayrshire
McCann - Ayrshire
Brown - Ayrshire
Petty - Yorkshire, Durham
Lucas - Staffordshire, Durham
Whitaker - Yorkshire
Thackrah - Yorkshire
Stephenson - Durham
Marshall - Yorkshire
Walker - Staffordshire, Southland New Zealand
McCullough -  Antrim, Southland New Zealand,
Cavanagh - Galway, Southland New Zealand
Anthony - Tipperary, Southland New Zealand
Bath - Cornwall, Tasmania, Southland
Brungot - Alesund, Norway; Southland
Bonthron - Fifeshire, Southland

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 February 17 06:59 GMT (UK) »
If they seriously believe that I'm going to pay a penny more they are deluded.
After being a member for more than 10 years without so much as a tiny loyalty bonus, I am finding it increasingly difficult to pay the annual subs as it is.
I live abroad, so no chance of using a library version.

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 February 17 09:56 GMT (UK) »
I live abroad, so no chance of using a library version.

Your profile doesn't say where you are, but I've used Ancestry's library edition in various parts of Australia.  It includes the UK records which are pretty much the only ones I need.

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 19 February 17 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately I live in the Balearic  islands. The library facilities are limited to say the least.

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 04 March 17 21:23 GMT (UK) »
I have recently returned to Ancestry UK after taking a 2-month break from researching WW1 soldiers on our local church's memorial plaque.  I am absolutely certain that military service record images were formerly included in my annual UK records membership fee but since returning, these appear now to be charged for via Fold3.  Is this correct?  I find it very unfair that this change was not highlighted at the time of signing up and I feel I have rejoined this website to continue my research only to find the very reason for rejoining has disappeared!!  I feel very disappointed.

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 04 March 17 22:23 GMT (UK) »
I can't be certain, but think fold3 contents are US records. 

You can still access these records via your subscription.
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 Free
England, The National Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
UK, Casualties of the Boer War, 1899-1902
UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
UK, Waterloo Medal Roll, 1815

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Re: UK Military Records not on Ancestry but linked from there to Fold3?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 05 March 17 07:31 GMT (UK) »
The military records that were on Ancestry are still there, nothing has been removed, but they have also been added to Fold3. The records that you can see ONLY on Fold3 are the most recent additions, and that's where any new military records will be added. The big collections involved are the Chelsea and Kilmainham records, which are also on Findmypast. There are also quite a lot of military records and resources on FindMyPast that Ancestry don't have.

There is free access to the Fold3 records at TNA, at FamilySearch Centres and through Ancestry Library Edition. Although the Ancestry site suggests you need an All Access sub to see the Fold3 records, as Smudwhisk points out, it is MUCH cheaper to get a a separate subscription to Fold3. The fact that is priced in US$ doesn't matter, you can still subscribe from the UK if you want to.