Leading family history website, Findmypast, has just announced that their entire collection of birth, marriage, death and census records will be completely free to search from 8.00am GMT Thursday 12th to 7:59am GMT Sunday 15th January 2017.
To put that into Australian timezone, that is 7.00pm EST Thursday 12 January through until Sunday 15 January 6.59pm EST.
By providing four days of free access to these essential records, Findmypast hopes to encourage fledgling genealogists to start building their family tree and discover at least one new ancestor through their records. Researchers will also be provided with daily getting started guides, expert insights and useful how-to blogs over the course of the free weekend.
The free access will cover all 1.9 billion records currently matched against Findmypast’s family trees, including:
– Over 583 million British BMDs
– Over 338 million US & Canadian BMDs
– Over 34 million Irish BMDs
– Over 26 million Australian & New Zealand BMDs
– Over 257 million British Census records
– Over 703 million US & Canadian Census records
– Over 9 million Irish Census records
– Over 487,000 Australian & New Zealand Census records
Findmypast trees currently provide matches from birth, baptism, marriage, death, burial and census records across the UK, US, Ireland, and Australia. This includes Findmypast’s vast collections of more than 140 million United States marriages and over 10 million Irish Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials. Findmypast’s entire collection of 583 million UK BMDs – the largest available online – will also be free to explore, including over 80 million exclusive parish records you won’t find anywhere else. All UK and Irish parish records are hinted against.
Hinting allows you uncover records for multiple ancestors at once with virtually zero effort. The larger your tree, the more potential matches you’ll be presented with so it’s well worth your while to add as many ancestors as possible.
Visit their dedicated Free access landing page to find out more.