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Free access to Ancestry

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Postby scottnsilky » August 23rd, 2019, 11:20 pm

Free access this Bank Holiday weekend.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry

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Postby scottnsilky » April 10th, 2020, 4:54 pm

And again for the 4 day Easter weekend.

Registration required, I've not seen any announcements about this, but I just checked on their website.

Happy Easter, I hope you are all coping.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry

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Postby PinkDalek » April 10th, 2020, 8:15 pm

Here https://www.ancestry.co.uk/

FREE access to UK and Ireland records until Monday* *Free access ends 13 Apr 2020. Registration required. Terms apply.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry

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Postby yorkshirelad1 » April 11th, 2020, 11:32 am

My local (the clue is in my username) county library service normally offers access to ancestry and findmypast free to users in the libraries. During covid19, they have very thoughtfully and commendably (noting we can't get out and the libraries are closed anyway, and it's lovely to have something to keep us busy!) made it available for home users (you have to be a registered library user with a library number and login etc):
"In response to the Covid-19 situation we are working with our suppliers to improve access to resources from your home and during this period you can use Ancestry and Find My Past free from home."
. A very nice gesture.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry

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Postby JohnB » April 11th, 2020, 11:48 am

Thanks for the tip. I've found someone else who's done a family tree that intersects with mine. I'd always hoped someone else would do the work.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry [and other sources]

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Postby PinkDalek » April 11th, 2020, 1:41 pm

JohnB wrote:Thanks for the tip. I've found someone else who's done a family tree that intersects with mine. I'd always hoped someone else would do the work.


Try also searching externally for family trees held at https://www.geni.com/. I've found at least two sets, without registering there. Not all wholly accurate (unsurprisingly and not a criticism) but plenty to work with.

Also, for those new to this, https://www.gov.uk/research-family-history, https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ and https://www.freecen.org.uk/ can be of assistance.

I'm sure there are more available without the need to supply personal detail, remember to cancel subscriptions etc.

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Re: Free access to Ancestry [and other sources]

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Postby staffordian » April 12th, 2020, 3:56 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
JohnB wrote:Thanks for the tip. I've found someone else who's done a family tree that intersects with mine. I'd always hoped someone else would do the work.


Try also searching externally for family trees held at https://www.geni.com/. I've found at least two sets, without registering there. Not all wholly accurate (unsurprisingly and not a criticism) but plenty to work with.

Also, for those new to this, https://www.gov.uk/research-family-history, https://www.freebmd.org.uk/ and https://www.freecen.org.uk/ can be of assistance.

I'm sure there are more available without the need to supply personal detail, remember to cancel subscriptions etc.


Along with FreeBMD and FreeCen, I find FreeReg an increasingly useful free source of baptism, marriage and burial information taken from parish records...

https://www.freereg.org.uk/


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