Thursday, June 22, 2017

Findmypast Announces 5 Days of FREE Access to British and Irish Records

I received this information from Findmypast this morning:



From Thursday 22nd June until Monday June 26th 2017, British & Irish records available on Findmypast will be free to search and explore

London, UK, 22nd June 2017

Leading family history website, Findmypast, has just announced that their unrivalled collection of British and Irish records will be free to access for the next five days. Between 04:00 EDT 22nd June and 18:59 EDT, June 26th 2017, more than 1.1 billion records ranging from censuses and parish registers to military service records will be completely free to search and explore. 

By providing free access to such a wide array of records, Findmypast aims to encourage genealogists to experience the very best of everything Findmypast has to offer. Researchers will also be provided with daily getting started guides, expert insights and useful how-to blogs over the course of the free access period, as well as a free downloadable eBook entitled “your must have guide to finding your British & Irish ancestors”.

An open “ask the experts” question and answer session will also be broadcast live on Facebook at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday (June 26th). Findmypast specialists in search techniques, military records, UK family history and everything in-between will be on hand to answer any questions researchers may have, whether they’re just getting started or need help overcoming a brick wall. This will then be followed by a free webinar entitled “20 Unmissable Resources for Tracing Your British and Irish Ancestors” at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday July 5th.

For the duration of the free access period, all visitors to Findmypast will be able to access all of the following resources for free;

  • The largest collection of UK Parish Registers anywhere online
  • The largest online collection of Irish family history records in the world
  • The largest collection of British Military service records and the only collection to cover all three service branches (Army, Navy & Air Force)
  • The largest collection of British WW1 records & over 2.7 million Foreign Office Prisoner of War records covering both World Wars
  • The largest online collection of England & Wales Crime, Prisons & Punishment records
  • Over 13 million Roman Catholic Sacramental Registers covering Ireland, Scotland, England and the US

Findmypast is home to millions of British & Irish records you won’t find anywhere else online and is the only family history website committed to releasing new records every single week.

NOTE:  Free access to records included in this promotion lasts from 04:00 EDT on Thursday, June 22 2017 until 18:59 EDT on Monday, June 26 2017. To access free records during this promotion, you will need to be registered and signed in to the Site. Not all records on Findmypast are included in this promotion.

The following records are not available during this promotion: the UK Electoral Registers (2002-2013), the UK Companies House Directors (2002-2013), the 1939 Register, our Newspapers and Periodicals, and all non-Britain & Ireland records.

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Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription, courtesy of Findmypast.  That does not affect my objectivity in discussing and evaluating their product.

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