Friday 26 August 2016

Free UK and Irish records on Ancestry this weekend

It's a bank holiday everywhere in England and Wales, but we still get to have some fun here in Scotland (and NI!) also! Ancestry is making its UK and Irish records available for free this weekend. Here's the blurb:

The sooner you start, the longer you get
Are you from a long line of adventurers? Perhaps a recently discovered cousin is from a long line of minor royals? Now is the time to find out with FREE access to all UK and Ireland records.

This Bank Holiday you can search millions of records to find the answers you’re looking for. All weekend long and all for free.

*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until 29 August 2016 at 23:59 BST. To view these records you will need to register for free with with your name and email address. We will then send you a username and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an paid membership. To see a full list of the records in the featured collections please click here.


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit

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