Findmypast to offer free access this weekend
Both new and existing Findmypast users are set to benefit this weekend, as the genealogy website offers free access to its collections and extends World subscriptions
Genealogy website Findmypast is to offer free access to over two billion historic records this weekend.
From midday on Friday 6 March, researchers will be able to explore its entire range of collections free of charge, including birth, marriage and death registers, census material and military records.
Crucially for researchers tracing their roots overseas, this also includes datasets normally restricted to ‘World’ subscribers, including material from Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
New users will not be the only researchers to benefit from the offer. All existing customers who have a ‘local’ subscription will automatically be granted access to overseas collections, while those with a World membership will have an extra three days added on to the end of their subscription.
To celebrate International Women's Day, at 3pm GMT on Sunday 8 March, Findmypast will be hosting a webinar on searching for women in their historical records. As, historically, women's names changed or were not recorded, finding female ancestors can be tricky. This webinar will help users trace maternal lines and get further with their family tree.
To help everyone make the most of the free weekend, Findmypast has also created a new Getting Started video which will be available to view from this weekend.
To find out more about the free access weekend, click here.
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