Free access to military records available this weekend

Two major genealogy websites will be offering free access to their military records this weekend to honor the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Findmypast.com will be making its collection of world military records free from today until 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.

In addition to military records, Findmypast’s archive of British, Irish and world newspapers will be free to search and explore. You will need to set up a free account to view the records.

To get started searching, go to: https://www.findmypast.com/military-family/

MyHeritage.com will also be offering free access to military records from around the world from now through Monday, Nov. 12. You will need to set up a free account to view the records.

To get started searching, go to: www.myheritage.com

Free access available to Findmypast through Monday

The British & Irish family history website, Findmypast, will be opening up their archives and offering free access to billions of records from around the world from today until 1:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, September 10.

During this period, anyone who has created a free username and password will be able to access all of the following resources for free:
*Civil birth, marriage and death records dating back to the early 19th century
*UK parish records, dating back to the early 1500s
*Home Office records
*Police files
*British Military service records
*Irish family history records
*Original documents from the British India Office
*The 1939 register, an important 20th century genealogical resources for England and Wales.
*England & Wales Electoral registers, containing more than 220 million names
*The exclusive Catholic Heritage Archive

For more information, please visit: https://www.findmypast.com/family-story/

IMPORTANT: British, Irish, U.S. and World Newspapers, the PERiodical Source Index and UK Electoral Registers and Companies House Directors 2002-2018 are not included in this free access promotion.

Findmypast UK offers free access to several databases

The celebrate 100 years of voting for women, Findmypast UK edition, is offering free access to several of its collections.

FREE from now through February 8 are the civil birth, marriage, and death records as well as census records.

In addition, the newly-released British Suffragette Collection is available FREE until March 8. Suffragette personal records have been compiled and published online from a range of resources available at the National Archives. Included in this collection are arrest records, parliamentary papers, watch lists, personal statements, transcripts of speeches and much more.

You will need to set up a free account in order to view the free records.

To get started searching, go to: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/

Free webinar to compare leading genealogy websites

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Comparing the Genealogy Giants” on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m.

Should you use Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Findmypast.com or MyHeritage.com? Or should you be using more than one site to accomplish your family history goals?

Learn how these genealogy giants compare for historical records, online trees, DNA tools and access options. This overview of each site’s strengths and weaknesses will help you know which to use now and which to keep in mind when your research interests or budget change.

To register for this webinar, go to: https://familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=712

Free records access available at Findmypast.com and Fold3. com

Two major genealogy websites, Fold3.com and Findmypast.com, are offering free access to specific record collections this week.

Fold3.com, known for its collection of military records, will be offering free access to its Native American Records through November 15th.

Some of the records in the collection include: Ratified Indian Treaties, Indian Census Rolls, Dawes Enrollment Cards and Native American photos.

For more information, go to: https://go.fold3.com/native_americans/?xid=2146

In honor of Veterans’ Day, Findmypast.com will be offering free access to its U.S. and U.K. military records from now through 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 12th.

All UK, Ireland, Australia, US and Canada military records are free at Findmypast’s UK and US sites.
Findmypast has collections of military records going back to 1760. You will need to create a free account in order to view the records.

To begin searching, go to: https://www.findmypast.com/military-records/

Findmypast.com offers free access to records this weekend

The genealogy website FindmyPast.com is making all its British and Irish record collections free starting today and running through Monday, June 26 at 6:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Historical newspapers are not included in the free access.

You will need to create a free username and password to access the records. To get started searching, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/british-and-irish-family-history/

FindmyPast.com to offer free access this weekend

FindmyPast.com to offer free access this weekend

Findmypast is providing free access to their entire collection of birth, marriage, death and census records until 6 p.m. EST on Monday, May 1. In addition, all record matches on Findmypast Family trees will be completely free to view and explore.

Findmypast will also provide daily getting started guides, expert insights and useful how-to blogs over the course of the free access period.

The following records will be available for free:
*Over 595 million UK birth, marriages & death records including exclusive parish collections
*The Catholic Heritage Archive – an archive of over 13 million baptisms, marriages, burials and
sacramental registers from Ireland, Scotland, Westminster, Birmingham and Philadelphia
*Over 370 million US & Canadian vital records
*Over 9 million Irish census records including the 1901 & 1911 census
*Over 27 million Australian & New Zealand BMDS
*Over 257 million UK census records including all intact national censuses and early census fragments
*Over 704 million US & Canadian Census records
*Over 487,000 Australian & New Zealand Census records

You will need to set up a free username and password. To get started looking at records, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/start-your-journey/

Free Irish records available on Findmypast.com

The genealogy website Findmypast.com is offering free access to all its Irish records now through
7:59 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

Some of the free collections include:
*Birth, marriage and death records
*Court and prison records
*Census and land records
*Military records
*Social history and directory records

Excluded from this promotion is the Irish newspaper collection. You will need a free account to search the records.

To get started searching the records, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/explore-your-irish-ancestry/

Findmypast.com offers free access to selected records

Findmypast.com will be offering free access to its birth, marriage, death and census collection beginning today and ending at 2:59 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15.

Available record collections include:
British, Irish, Canadian, Australian, U.S. and New Zealand birth, marriage and death records and
British, Irish, Canadian, Australian, U.S. and New Zealand census records

You will need to set up a Free Account in order to access the free records.

To get started, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/start-your-journey/

Free access to military records on Findmypast.com

Free access to military records on Findmypast.com

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In honor of Veterans’ Day, Findmypast.com will have FREE ACCESS to over 70 million military records starting today until Sunday, Nov. 13 at 1:59 p.m.

This will include free access to:
*U.S. and Canada military records
*United States Army enlistment records
*United States Civil War Pension File Index records
*Revolutionary War Pensions
*Civil War soldiers, sailors, veterans and medal records.
*British military Records
*British Royal Navy and Royal Air Force collections
*POW records in our exclusive Prisoners of War 1715-1945 collection.
*World War II casualty records
*Soldiers Died In The Great War 1914-1919 records
*Military Nurses 1856-1994 records

To start searching the records, go to: http://www.findmypast.com/military-records?sourceID=13&utm_source=affiliate&utm_content=Geneabloggers&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=%20fmp_us&awc=5927_1478812169_caf13416992e427184723bb735a79a4c&dclid=CPiK4tCMn9ACFYFcDAodOUcDzA

Tomorrow at 11 a.m., Findmypast will be hosting a free webinar presented by in-house military expert, Paul Nixon. In “Unpicking the past: revealing secrets in old military photographs”, Mr Nixon will demonstrate how anyone can turn detective using old military photographs, military records and historic newspapers to uncover clues which in turn open up further avenues of research.