If you’ve been wanting to check out Findmypast’s British and Irish records, but haven’t as yet, now is your chance, as they are giving users FREE access to (nearly) all of their British and Irish Records for 5 days.

Over 45 million parish register records from UK family history societies and over 13 million parish register records covering every county in Ireland.

But their records go way beyond parish registers. In fact the breadth of Findmypast’s collections is incredible, and includes numerous exclusive record sets. Not to mention that they have an unrivalled Irish collection, means that you are likely to find family here that you won’t on other sites.


1. Register or Sign-in
If you are not already registered with Findmypast, you’ll need to do so in order to view the free records. Registering is free and only takes a few moments and just requires your name, email address and password.

No matter where you are in the world you can take advantage of this FREE offer:
– Australia Findmypast.com.au
– UK Findmypast.co.uk
– United States Findmypast.com

2. Search British and Irish Records
To start searching the free British and Irish records, click ‘Search’ on the blue menu at the top of the site and select ‘Search all records’ from the drop-down list. This will bring you to the general search page. In order to search the free British and Irish records, your search location must be focused on either Britain or Ireland. Make sure the country on the drop down menu on the top or left hand side of the screen is set to Britain or Ireland, depending on which country’s records you’re interested in. Fill in the search form with any details you know about your British or Irish ancestors and click the blue ‘Search Britain records’ or ‘Search Ireland records’ button.

3. View the Records
Once you’ve clicked search, you’ll be taken to the search results page where records matching your criteria will be listed. You can edit your search or order the results from this screen. If you would like to view any of the free records click the small blue transcript or image icons beside it. The transcript is a typed version of the record, containing the most important information, while the image, where available, will show you exactly what the original record looked like and often contains extra details that the transcript doesn’t.

What’s not included in the FREE offer?
– The 1939 Register is exempt from the free access promotion.
– The historical British and Irish newspapers are not included either.
– And for privacy reasons the UK Electoral Registers 2002-2014 and UK Companies House Directors 2002-2014 are also not included.

Happy Researching …