Thursday 9 November 2017

Free access to Ancestry and FindmyPast military records

Both Ancestry ( and Findmypast ( are offering free access to military records for the remembrance period.

From Ancestry:


Get answers to your questions about the soldiers in your family
Which of your family members served in WWI? To what regiments were they attached? Were they following in the footsteps of other military ancestors?

Answer these questions and any others you have about the soldiers in your family with four days of free access to all our UK military records starting this Friday.

* Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 10 November and be free until 13 November, 2017 at 23:59 BST. 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 (

From FindmyPast:

Your family were heroes.
Don’t let them be forgotten.
Unearth their remarkable stories in simple-to-search, original documents from the Army, Navy and RAF.
Together, we’ll keep their legacies alive.



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