Ancestry and Fold3 are both offering free acess to some of their records in honor of the 4th of July.
At Ancestry you will be able to search colonial records for the 13 colonies. This includes birth marriage, and death records. In addition to this visitors will also be able to search all census records from 1790 - 1940. This offer will last until July 6. ancestry.com/cs/julyfourth2015
At Fold3 there will be free access to their Revolutionary War Collection til July 16, These records include war pensions, service records, and the war rolls, in addition to many others. go.fold3.com/revolutionary-war/?xid=1858&utm_source=content&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=odp-wwii-may2015
So today when the family is not grilling or watching fireworks, find time to gather around the computer and see what roll your ancestors played in forming this great country. Happy hunting!