Findmypast to offer free access this weekend

Findmypast is offering free access to many of its historical records collections this weekend.

Some of the records available include:

  • WW2 Prisoner of War records, millions of England & Wales Crime records and the incredible British in India collection
  • England and  Wales Electoral registers, containing over 220 million names
  • Birth, marriage and death records dating back to the 18th century
  • UK parish records, dating back to 1538
  • Historical newspapers from across the world
  • UK military records
  • Irish family history records
  • Passenger lists for ships sailing to and from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the US

Free access lasts from 7:00 am (EST) on Friday, January 22 until 6:59 am (EST) on Monday, January 25. 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.

To get started searching, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/freeweekend

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