A really nice feature of Ancestry.com is the ability to create military pages for all veteran ancestors in your family tree! Below is a screenshot of the Military Page I created for my father this month in honor of Veterans Day 2012. Click to visit the Military Page of Sergeant John Willie Taylor!
Creating my father’s military page wasn’t difficult at all! To begin, I clicked on his name from the pedigree view of my online family tree. Once on his profile page, just below his profile photo, there is a navigational toolbar where I clicked the “Military Page” link. If you don’t readily see the “Military Page” link along the navigational toolbar, just click the “More options” drop-down arrow and select “Create Military Page.”
This link takes you to a military template page for you to upload photos, stories and record audio stories in the main section of the page.
Along the left margin of the page, click “edit” to add basic information — such as time in service, military affiliation, service record, honors and awards.
You have the option of making any of the military pages you create in Ancestry public or private. If public, anyone can see them and search engines may display them in their results. To change to private, click the “change” link in the upper right-hand corner of the template page.
Have you created an ancestor Military Page at Ancestry.com? If yes, tell me what you think of this feature and the process. If your military page is public, please share the link with me too!