Ancestry free access - starts this Friday 25/8/17
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Ancestry free access - starts this Friday 25/8/17

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Found 21st Aug 2017
Received in an email this morning. Free access to the UK and Irish records, starting this Friday.

"At Ancestry you could find the ancestors who played a key role in your family’s story. See how easy it is to start your search and enjoy free access to all UK and Ireland records, starting this Friday.

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Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST on 25 August 2017 to 23:59 BST on 28 August 2017. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership."
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pooool1 h, 59 m ago

What if our ancestors knew that evolution is now in reverse...???


They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since joining in 2011 and be ashamed
Good posting. I have had paid Ancestry membership in the past. Now use these free weekends to carry on the research and to update my family tree . I Also use FindmyPast when they have free access and don't forget FreeBMD, FamilySearch.org, Findagrave, BillionGraves are all websites that are free access all the time. Remember also that you can download documents e.g. censuses, marriage records etc which are useful to reference when the free period is over. As with these weekends if you are a paid lapsed member and log into your account during these free weekends you will get the access. I think the only thing it won't let you do is access others public trees.
What if our ancestors knew that evolution is now in reverse...???
teddyedward12 h, 17 m ago

Nice find but it's a pay & cancel at any time.


I read it as being that if you want to access the records once the free weekend is over, you pay for membership at that point. I signed up on a free weekend a few years back, and I only use my account on these free weekends. Even when it's not a free weekend, I can still log in to my account, view my tree, and add data of my own, like photos I've taken. I can even do searches, and see the results page, although it usually stops me at that point and says I can't view the actual record because I'm not a paid member. They try really hard to tempt me, but have yet to get a penny out of me
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heat.
Nice find but it's a pay & cancel at any time.
What if our ancestors knew that evolution is now in reverse...???
teddyedward12 h, 17 m ago

Nice find but it's a pay & cancel at any time.


I read it as being that if you want to access the records once the free weekend is over, you pay for membership at that point. I signed up on a free weekend a few years back, and I only use my account on these free weekends. Even when it's not a free weekend, I can still log in to my account, view my tree, and add data of my own, like photos I've taken. I can even do searches, and see the results page, although it usually stops me at that point and says I can't view the actual record because I'm not a paid member. They try really hard to tempt me, but have yet to get a penny out of me
pooool1 h, 59 m ago

What if our ancestors knew that evolution is now in reverse...???


They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since joining in 2011 and be ashamed
Been a member for some time and not received this. Does it state for new members only or similar?
Good posting. I have had paid Ancestry membership in the past. Now use these free weekends to carry on the research and to update my family tree . I Also use FindmyPast when they have free access and don't forget FreeBMD, FamilySearch.org, Findagrave, BillionGraves are all websites that are free access all the time. Remember also that you can download documents e.g. censuses, marriage records etc which are useful to reference when the free period is over. As with these weekends if you are a paid lapsed member and log into your account during these free weekends you will get the access. I think the only thing it won't let you do is access others public trees.
I also use these free Ancestry and use these kinda offers only (i have never paid for any content i have found in my tree)
added allot of birth, death, marriage certificate and grave stones photos, I have also scanned in alot of photos from members of the family that have passed and i get emails about 1s a month from people asking for a copy of a family photo(before my time) or my granddad in his army uniform,

I started doing this for my dad how does not know how to use a computer and he find a home phone hard as well.
last xmass I got him a Ipad and added Ancestry on it and even time i pop down he is like did you know this about your grate grate granddad. I need remind him i am that one that added the info. he also helped me out with some extra info,


also about 3 months with the Ipad i popped down to find him sitting in his seat with the ipad on the arm watching some WWII thing from youtube. i had to take a 2nd look as my dad was using tech. also till about 6 years ago he did not know how a credit card worked. he used it once and ask the lady to bin it as he had used it next time he was in. my mum asked for cash back and my dad was like why is she giving your money if you are the one buying food.... lol
I've been a non-paying member for a few years and I got the deal. Worth a look if you haven't had the email as I suspect it's universal.
These other suggestions on other sources to look into is also very helpful. I am looking for my uncle who came to the UK from the Caribbean back in the early 70's. He seems to have just vanished off the planet, we have no idea where he is or where to start looking. I have managed to obtain his birth information. All these suggestions are very useful to start looking, please keep them coming. My dad is heartbroken that he has not seen his older brother in over 50 years.
Edited by: "jcymng" 21st Aug 2017
Many libraries offer ancestry access for free all year, either use their pc's or take along your own laptop/tablet and connect to the free wifi
Edited by: "rexdare" 21st Aug 2017
I'm a homosapien and I approve of this post.
Graham19793 h, 31 m ago

They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since …They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since joining in 2011 and be ashamed


They might like the fact he hasn't been unwittingly making money for Maple Syrup Media and getting nothing in return.
jax61921 m ago

Why would anyone care who their ancestors were?

personal history or perhaps inheritance disputes?
Thanks, I'll give it a try.

jax61935 m ago

Why would anyone care who their ancestors were?



It's called having an interest in your own family - where you came from, who you were related to.

You were probably related to a criminal, but you'll never find out.
How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other family members also posted theirs?
jax6193 h, 21 m ago

Why would anyone care who their ancestors were?


TELL THAT TO JON SNOW!
JoeSpur11 h, 21 m ago

How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other …How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other family members also posted theirs?


You can look up information such as deaths, births, marriages, so you can trace back when your parents were born then who their parents were then when they were born etc etc
how do i get this? i cant see anything on the website that isnt a give me all your details for 14 days or pay
cache1 m ago

how do i get this? i cant see anything on the website that isnt a give me …how do i get this? i cant see anything on the website that isnt a give me all your details for 14 days or pay


The offer doesn't start until Friday, I'm afraid.
ahhh, reading would help! thanks its early hehe
JoeSpur12 h, 27 m ago

How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other …How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other family members also posted theirs?



No you can look for individual members of your families either births, Marriages or deaths and carry on going further back. You can look to attach your tree IF you wish
Edited by: "grimm6" 22nd Aug 2017
Graham197919 h, 52 m ago

They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since …They would look at your profile and see you've only posted 1 deal since joining in 2011 and be ashamed


Boom!
I must belong to a secret society because nobody is showing up!

I once visted the Geneology centre in Salt Lake City and the only person to be found there was my grandfather - it's supposedly the greatest collection of UK records outside of the UK.
jcymng18 h, 41 m ago

These other suggestions on other sources to look into is also very …These other suggestions on other sources to look into is also very helpful. I am looking for my uncle who came to the UK from the Caribbean back in the early 70's. He seems to have just vanished off the planet, we have no idea where he is or where to start looking. I have managed to obtain his birth information. All these suggestions are very useful to start looking, please keep them coming. My dad is heartbroken that he has not seen his older brother in over 50 years.


try using 192.com to see if he's on the electoral role / telephone
JoeSpur13 h, 42 m ago

How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other …How does it work? Do you have to post your family tree and hope other family members also posted theirs?



You can and should create your family tree in Ancestry, the records themselves will be blocked but you can see your own tree at any time. Ancestry is a tool, a collection of records that you can search to find family members and their parents, in turn that allows you to go further and further back in time.

You can also search the trees of other members and if you're lucky perhaps someone else has already done most of the work for you, if not you have the opportunity to break new ground and discover new links which not only is of interest to you but hopefully will interest other members who hadn't discovered a particular branch. However, tread carefully it's very easy to make mistakes and assumptions and start going down the wrong path completely. I've seen public trees where the person has made a right mess of things and have people being their own sons-in-law and having multiple duplicates. Assume public trees are wrong unless you've checked each bit of information yourself.
THANKS FOR INFO
Thanks op
jcymng21 h, 49 m ago

These other suggestions on other sources to look into is also very …These other suggestions on other sources to look into is also very helpful. I am looking for my uncle who came to the UK from the Caribbean back in the early 70's. He seems to have just vanished off the planet, we have no idea where he is or where to start looking. I have managed to obtain his birth information. All these suggestions are very useful to start looking, please keep them coming. My dad is heartbroken that he has not seen his older brother in over 50 years.


Try genes reunited, they have a person search on their website if you have dob place and last heard of in etc
Love these free weekends! Heat Added
is this of any use for people who have parents not born in this country?
jman3169 h, 41 m ago

is this of any use for people who have parents not born in this country?


Can be sometimes, depends what they are doing free. Ireland was the last one I remember and sometimes you can find arrivals, have a look I'm not sure this time
i cant find a way to view the records without subscribing to a membership....i clicked search free but whenever i click view record it says SIGN UP FOR £3000000 A MONTH.
cache2 h, 45 m ago

i cant find a way to view the records without subscribing to a …i cant find a way to view the records without subscribing to a membership....i clicked search free but whenever i click view record it says SIGN UP FOR £3000000 A MONTH.



You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view records.
camaj1 h, 58 m ago

You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view …You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view records.


think ive figured it out, thanks
How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current subscription and when I log in it keeps asking me to take one out.
when logged in you can create a family tree and then search some records,. cant always view photos
redbalthazar25th Aug

How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current …How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current subscription and when I log in it keeps asking me to take one out.



I was signed in anyway but I just searched and when I looked at the records it didn't ask me to subscribe.
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