Monday, September 29, 2014 Has Birth, Marriage and Death Records FREE Until 6 October 2014

I received an email from that said included the following:

1)  The second episode of Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots television series is Tuesday night, 30 September, at 8 p.m. ET/MT/PT and 7 p.m. CT on the Public Broadcasting System.  This episode is titled "Born Champions" and features Billie Jean King, Rebecca Lobo, and Derek Jeter.  The full episode will be viewable on the Finding Your Roots website on Wednesday, 1 October.

2) is offering FREE access to Birth, Marriage and Death records on their website through midnight ET on 6 October 2014.  The link to the web page is  You do have to have an Ancestry account (but not a subscription).  The records appear to be for the United States only.

3)  On the search page above, there is a link to a FREE guide to "Search Strategies on Ancestry:"

I look forward to watching the PBS program, and will pass the FREE access information to my society colleagues via email.

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