(UK and Ireland) Ancestry UK Free Access Through August 27 23:59 PM BST #general

Jan Meisels Allen

Ancestry UK is offering free access through August 27 23:59 PM BST to
their one billion UK and Irish historical records. Go to:
To check your local time equivalent go to time zone converter:

You will need to register with https://www.ancestry.co.uk/ -no credit
card information is required, only name, email address and they will a
username and password to access the records.
If you try to access the offered collection after the offer expires you
will be invited to subscribe-a paid subscription. If you try to access
records not offered in the special collection offer you will be invited
to a page to pay for a subscription.

A list of the records available are listed here:

When you get the search results a list of possible matches will appear.
If it is included in the free access collection agree VIEW box will
appear with Free Access written beneath it. When you click on the record
on left side of the screen will appear a pop up window with "Your Free
Records" to sign up for this. If you do that you will be directed to a
14-day free trial but you must give your credit card information. This
is not the free access.. Instead place your mouse over the record and
right click and click "save image as" to your computer. Once you have
saved to your hard drive, print it off or email it.

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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