(UK and Ireland) Ancestry UK is Making Most of their UK and Irish Records Available For Free Through this Weekend British Standard Time #general
Jan Meisels Allen
Starting 25 August 2017 at 00:01BST to 23:59 BST on 28 August 2017 Ancestry
UK is making their UK and Irish featured collections free to access. To
find the corresponding time in your local time zone use the time zone
converter at: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
Note at the time this is posted the offer has already started!
Registration will be required, including your name, email address, password
etc. No credit card information is requested for the featured collections.
To see which records are included in the featured collection go to:
If you try to access records other than those included in the featured
collection or before or after the free access time period, you will be
invited to subscribe with a paid membership. To search the records go to
When you put in the names you are searching and the new window opens up
click on the green VIEW Free Access. When you click on the records
another window opens with the record on the left it says review and save to
your tree and sign up to save this record. If you click on the
"sign-up to save this record" you will be invited to subscribe after a
14-day free trial, and credit card information is required. This is not the
free access. Instead if you want to make a copy of the record do a print
screen and save it to your photo program and then save it to your computer.
If you click on the right side screen where it says to discover your family
with a FREE trial you will be invited to produce a credit card and have
access to all their records. This is not the free weekend promotion for the
UK and Irish records.
If you want to see a 5-minute video on how to use UK records see:
Thank you to Hazel Boone, President, JGS Hamilton for informing us about
this upcoming opportunity to access the Ancestry UK and Irish records.
I have no relationship with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the
information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee