Ancestry Canada and Ancestry UK Offering Free Access to War Time Records

Jan Meisels Allen
 

As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting about Ancestry.com and their Veterans Day free access offer, I did not know at the time what the Ancestry Canada or Ancestry UK sites would be offering for their Remembrance Day. They too are offering free access, but you have to log into each one individually to access the free records.

 

Canada

Ancestry is offering free access to all Canadian Military Records from 8 November 2019 to 11 November 2019 11:59 p.m. ET

Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone; http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc

 

You must register with your name, email address and password.  Go to:  https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/remembrance-day

Fill out the form with the person you are searching with their name and location and birth year if you have it.  When the results page comes up select the record for your person.  Then select the record. If you want to save the record to your computer click on the green save box in the  upper right.  If you want to print or download click on the tools icon on the right of the screen.


to see the list of collections available for free during this promotion go to:

https://www.ancestry.ca/search/categories/ca_military/

 

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry membership. If you try to access any records not included in the free offer you will be invited to subscribe.

 

United Kingdom

 

Ancestry is offering free access to all United Kingdom Military Records (World War l and World War ll) from 8 November 2019 to 11 November 2019 11:59 p.m. ET

Please use the time converter to check the time in your time zone: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc

You must register with your name, email address and password. You must register separately from your US or Canadian subscription.


to see the records included in the free access to military records go to:

https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/categories/uk_wartime_collections/  On the top of the page fill out the form with the person you are searching with their name and location and birth year if you have it.  When the results page comes up select the record for your person.  Then select the record. If you want to save the record to your computer click on the green save box in the  upper right.  If you want to print or download click on the tools icon on the right of the screen.

 

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collection using a paid Ancestry membership. If you try to access any records not included in the free offer you will be invited to subscribe.

 

I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

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