Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Free access to FindmyPast this weekend

Free access to records from FindmyPast ( this coming weekend:

This weekend we are making billions of world records FREE to explore. From 07:00am (EST) on Friday 22nd to 07:00am (EST) on Monday 25th January 2016 dive into the newspaper archive, birth, marriage and death records, crime collections, and so much more.

This looks like it will be on all worldwide FindmyPast platforms, certainly confirmed for the US and UK sites.

Terms & conditions: Free access lasts from 12:00pm (GMT) on Friday 22nd January 2016 until 11:59am (GMT) on Monday 25th January 2016. To access the records you will need to be signed in at Findmypast: you can register for free using your name, email address and country of residence. The free access excludes the 1939 Register, UK Electoral Registers (2002-2013) and the UK Companies House Directors (2002-2013) record sets. Free access is subject to our fair usage policy: each account may view up to a maximum of 1,000 records per day. 


It’s not only new users who’ll enjoy special family history research opportunities this weekend. Those with current Findmypast Local subscriptions (with an active Britain, Ireland, US & Canada or Australia & New Zealand subscription) will be able to access Findmypast’s historical World records during the free access weekend, and those with active World subscriptions will have an additional three days added to their subscription.


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