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Original Poster

patti123

Just saw this on the last day for free access, and found the record for … Just saw this on the last day for free access, and found the record for my grandfather's grave (Cemetery record) He died in 1948 when my mum was a child, her and her sister have been searching all their adult lives for his grave.


Just saw this on the last day for free access, and found the record for my grandfather's grave (Cemetery record) He died in 1948 when my mum was a child, her and her sister have been searching all their adult lives for his grave.

jamsammy99

Lol. Just found out I am illegitimate !!!!! Breakfast will be fun … Lol. Just found out I am illegitimate !!!!! Breakfast will be fun tomorrow!!!!!!!!!



Oops!

Find my past? It cant even find me.

I've tried these free things with Ancestry and any documents I save are not available after the free period!
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FindmyPast  Free Weekend 27th April - 1st May
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From now until May 1st there is free access to Birth, Marriage and Census Records. Useful to start your Family Tree or in my case to add to it.

This is good but come on folks, it's only 10 quid for a month sub.

In my experience it's best to just work out which months you have the most time to dedicate to genealogy and then pay the 10 quid on those months.

This can work out a lot cheaper than getting a yearly sub which you never get around to using and personally I always seem to find that I don't have the time to dedicate to this on the random free weekends.

Original Poster

Ok if you search the section birth, marriage,death and parish records or censuses 1841-1911, partial census of 1939 these are free, any other records e.g. electoral registers etc it will bring up the select a subscription page.

Definitely wants payment?

Ancestry is also free in Derbyshire libraries
Edited by: "sideshowbob" 30th Apr

zirk

Was on it most of last night, turns out there not my kids, had a massive … Was on it most of last night, turns out there not my kids, had a massive row with her in doors, and she's now thrown me out and chucked all my stuff out in the street, now I'm homeless as well.......... thanks a lot.


Oh Christ, it's worse than you thought - It turns out my mam's a ****, you're my Dad AND my Nephew and we're fighting over custody of our stepson, which they can't work out is either me or you.

And it turns out you owe me about 28 bags of Werther's Originals, or I'm telling the cops.
Free Access to Irish Records on Find My Past 13th - 17 March
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Looks to be Irish records only - Still pretty good for a lot of people :) From 13-17 March 2017, you can access the largest collection of Irish records online for FREE. Unique rec… Read more
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Editor

sods law i only seen this now, does this include nothern ireland or just the south?

link not working

deard69

I haven't done yet, but will do, thanks.


There are good uses for these sites, in fact it's best to jump around as many websites as you can to gain whatever information you can find... the likes of Ancestry are good for creating an easy to navigate tree and attach the information you find to it. Mind you, it's taken years to build up a reasonable tree... It's a shame there's not a lot of free resources out there, and I find Ancestry's yearly subscription to be extortionate, if they brought the price down they'd probably get a lot more paying users!
Edited by: "bleachingshane" 15th Mar

I haven't done yet, but will do, thanks.

bleachershane

I hope you've cancelled the trial as they will start taking payments once … I hope you've cancelled the trial as they will start taking payments once the free trial is over...


deard69

Gets on me bleeding nerves these ancestry sites, I signed up for free … Gets on me bleeding nerves these ancestry sites, I signed up for free access like the deal says, I start with me, go to add the first person in my tree & it says, you don't have access to this, you have to upgrade, use credits or start a free trial, so I end up starting a trial, having to input credit card details, I could of just done that in the first place.


I hope you've cancelled the trial as they will start taking payments once the free trial is over...
Findmypast is free this weekend until 24.00 GMT Sunday 15 Jan
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Information from the Sussex Family History Facebook page Lost Cousins report that Findmypast is free this weekend until 24.00 GMT Sunday 15 Jan. http://www.findmypast.co.uk/. … Read more

It's odd how this gets almost 200 degrees whilst every time someone posts a £1/month sub offer, the post never gets above 100.

Its mostly free. Thanks OP.

24 o'clock is that like eleventy past 0.00 gmt

You are right, I have just used it.
Thank you.

Mars80

I can't download the report, it asks me to choose a fee option and give … I can't download the report, it asks me to choose a fee option and give credit card details...


What report?
Not everything is free, for example you can't access the 1939 Register or see newspapers (although you can search on them).
However, there is free access to Census records, Births etc. and Wills & Probates - as examples.
Find My Past - Free British military records until  13th November 2016
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Records from ww1 and 2, Boer and Napoleonic for those researching their family tree.

couldn't find nothing about my grandfather and i know he was in the 2nd world war and he died in 1968 also know hes fall name can't believe it didn't find nothing.

peb107

Not free


Er, maybe true!
Update.
Still no details found for (my) WW2 survivors.
Also, on first WW1 veteran searched only one result returned (2 from ancestry.co.uk) and that was only a summary (still useful details) with a link to the image at discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk where payment is required.

See GlasgowGrey's post.
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peb107

Not free


Not true.
"We've made our entire collection of 70 million world military records FREE from 10-13 November 2016. Discover your most heroic ancestors today."
https://www.findmypast.co.uk/british-military-records
Possibly the same records as on ancestry.co.uk, in which case it majors on WW1 (army & navy).
I could find no information on relatives involved in WW2 (RAF & Navy), however, thankfully, they all survived so maybe this data relates to those that didn't get through that conflagration.
But did get some valuable information about extended family members from WW1.

Not free

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charlottebarnes1

click on it and it asks you to pay....



It didn't ask me to pay,
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One month Findmypast World Subscription - £1
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FWJAN16 code works fine. Just remember to go into settings and untick the auto-renew box. I know it's not as good as ancestry and they've crippled the search somewhat over the la… Read more

lazy - google wiki geneology and you'd find it. Still I'm a helpful person so wikitree.com/

buzzard

There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people … There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people adding their ancestors.



URL?

there are some ancestry sites for particular locations that are free and some libraries offer free access to ancestry or find my past. Find my past tends to be good for finding weddings when they aren't on ancestry.There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people adding their ancestors.

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Roger_Irrelevant

For the life of me I can't work out why all this important ancestry … For the life of me I can't work out why all this important ancestry knowledge isn't in some kind of public wikipedia type repository. As in, free, no copyright, anyone can contribute, peer reviewed etc. Why is it that private companies seem to be running the 'family history' show in 2016? (/confused)



There is FreeCen and FreeBMD + family search but I agree it's a shame there's not some charity offering a similar service.

Don't forget that these websites do not own the copyright, that belongs to the National Archives. They do however own the copyright to their own transcriptions.

If you have Welsh ancestors you can find a lot of info out in newspapers as many have been published online by their national library.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 29th Jan 2016

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woodface7

Don't wait till the last day of the trial to cancel renewal. Creeps put … Don't wait till the last day of the trial to cancel renewal. Creeps put your Direct Debit through 2 days early with no refunds.



As said a couple of times you need to untick auto renew to stop this from happening. That said, I've made the mistake of not doing this, being charged and been given a refund after a bit of persistence.
Free Weekend Access Findmypast
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alexc155

Nope - Free everywhere and free for nearly everything



no scotland ive checked

medirect

England and Wales only...hmmm



Nope - Free everywhere and free for nearly everything

No Scotland

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Sarissa

The link is dead, and they don't seem to mention it on their homepage.



The OP post link works, the link in the comment above and it is on their home page.

But here is another link from their site for it. findmypast.co.uk/fre…end

The link is dead, and they don't seem to mention it on their homepage.
1 year World Subscription to Find My Past Geneology £24.75 instead of £124.50!
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Several of these sites have free access weekends every few months, so unless it's urgent why pay at all - I've used free weekends and bulletin boards to go back to around 1850 over the past year or so, and don't forget the Mormons have free use as well on family search dot org.
I've found that one site alone doesn't have all the available information, which is one reason for not paying any of them.
FindMyPast - Free Weekend (September 18th to 21st)
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Editor

as above, signed up to try it. only docs available were electoral role records (not included in free weekend), useless, but then again as above I'm in Scotland too, probably no records covering Scotland.

Sounded cool so logged in to give it a try. Sadly it would seem that the only documents I can find myself or my parents on are the electoral role which of course is not included in with this free offer. Not sure if this is only down to Scotland coverage but looks like its not worth it from my POV.

Hope someone else can get good use of it.

I don't like the confusion with 1200/12pm/12am. The 24 hour clock should be used and midnight either annotated as 2359 or 0001 depending on which day you mean...

Anyway! Great post thanks for the info!

gslgregory

am = before middaypm = after midday12am or 12pm make no sense



You're better off expressing your grievances towards this, here: http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,,-1752,00.html

However, if something states 12pm, you can assume 12 noon, as 12:01pm comes right afterwards. It's a technicality, but one not many care about. Especially when most 12hr digital clock, mobile phones, etc read as 12:00am and 12:00pm.

At the end of the day; it's all common sense.
Edited by: "hospital349" 17th Sep 2015

hospital349

12am = Midnight12pm = Midday



am = before midday
pm = after midday

12am or 12pm make no sense
Find My Past 1 month trial £1.00! (Usually £12.95)
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No code needed - once signed up can cancel anytime in your account FMP gives access to the 2 billion records on Findmypast, including millions of worldwide Birth, Marriage, Death… Read more
SuperEd
SuperEd

I used Find My Past when they did a month for £1 and they had free access Fri -mon this past weekend. In my opinion they are not as good as Ancestry site, used them over the last few years, everything about Ancestry site is much better than FMP. But it works for some people and at £1 its worth trying.

Go to library most of them have acsess to ancestry and find my past for free

I use it too, got a years free sub with my Times subscription. I've found it to be excellent, BUT you have to put some work in and have a bit of basic family knowledge. There is such a thrill in pulling up an old parish record of one of your ancestor's births or deaths in the 1600s and seeing not only the transcription, but a scan of the actual parish register as well. Awesome, and you can export your tree anytime as a GEDCOM file which can be read by a free genealogy programme like Legacy, so you don't have to maintain a subscription in order to keep your tree.

Birth death and marriage details should be there, and electoral roll info unless they have opted out of being on the edited version. Census records only available after 100 years so latest one available is 1911.
I have used the site for years and find it great for family history as in ancestors rather than recent history. It has lots of military records as well as old newspapers.
If anyone not having much luck with the searches I'm happy to help :-)

rhinopaul

Thought Id give it a go. Waste of £1. It cant find half the entries … Thought Id give it a go. Waste of £1. It cant find half the entries deaths or births & even census & electoral roll.I also thought it might link you to other family members but it doesnt so you still have to know your family names, births,deaths & places. Complete waste.


yeah, same here. Failed to find anything on my parents apart from one electoral role in 2002, so pretty useless
Find My Past Free Weekend
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Between 12:00 on 6th March and 12:00 on 9th March, FindMyPast.co.uk are offering free access.

Famous last words as once again Findmypast are plagued with "technical difficulties" on free weekend.
"Our engineering team have been testing out various configurations of our servers over the past couple of weeks and have done a good job in correcting the recent issues that were cropping up intermittently.
We feel confident that the extra website visitors we are expecting this weekend will not have a detrimental effect on site performance
Our engineers have also recently made adjustments to server capacity, timing of results caching and other tweaks to ensure that a full set of results are delivered wherever possible.
We will also be working right across the weekend to constantly monitor search response times and general site performance. Our engineering team have all the tools they need to make tweaks and add extra server capacity to ensure the best possible customer experience."
Almost fault free access for me was between 1am to 5am Saturday. Started again at about 2pm and by 5pm "technical difficulties" became the norm.

Is it access to the same docs as ancestry ?

You got there before me hehe!

heat given great i normally use ancestry so will try this one this weekend

If you havent already registered new users get a free 14 days trial anyway, make sure you cancel before your 14 days are up else you will get charged. Go via quidco and get £1.50 for a free trial and up to £40 for a full sub.
Find My Past 1 month subscription for £1
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We hope you enjoyed exploring Findmypast for free last weekend! It was great to hear that so many people made amazing discoveries in our records. To help you research even further… Read more

Just signed up for a £1 -- brilliant, thanks op.

N.B. Firstly if you already have an account then make sure you have signed out before coming back here and clicking on the supplied link with Get Deal, then at the top of that page click on 'PayAsYouGo or Subscribe' which then takes you to the signup page, scroll down to the bottom where the place to enter the discount code is. Enter JUST1POUND and click 'Apply'. You'll see that you can have the £1 deal after you have either logged in, or if you don't already have an account then fill in the form there with your particulars. Either of these will lead you on to the pay page. Voila!

Original Poster

The comment in my original post regarding the 'discount being applied after you click the button above' referred to a button in the original email I got which the text above is a copy of.

PLEASE ONLY USE THE JUST1POUND CODE, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE CHARGED AT FULL PRICE! ALSO, REMEMBER TO UNCHECK THE AUTO-RENEW SUBSCRIPTION BOX OTHERWISE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE CHARGED £9.95 EVERY MONTH!

I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU FAIL TO FOLLOW THIS ADVICE!

Charged me a quid and they have even added extra Devon records just for me!!!!!

Take care - just followed above instructions without putting in the JUST1POUND and have been charged £9.95 because after entering your credit card details there is no opportunity to confirm payment.

Thank you, will take a look.
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Looks like Findmypast is giving away free access all weekend! Great chance to start researching your family history, or checking out all the old newspapers! UPDATE: It seems to ha… Read more

thisonetime

Yup their tree is free to use all the time. Viewing, and editing it. The … Yup their tree is free to use all the time. Viewing, and editing it. The search is free to search as well, but you need to subscribe, as you said, to view the result.Even still, the 1 month for a tenner still seems pretty good value!



The fact you can create or edit a tree with no sub is nice. Managed to research a fair bit over the free weekend and have since found some info for free via freecen.org.uk, freebmd.org.uk, http://www.freereg.org.uk/

I might be tempted by a month sub or findmypast or similar.
Edited by: "vultura" 11th Nov 2014

Original Poster

vultura

Seems you can. You can search still, but not view the results.



Yup their tree is free to use all the time. Viewing, and editing it. The search is free to search as well, but you need to subscribe, as you said, to view the result.

Even still, the 1 month for a tenner still seems pretty good value!

vultura

Quick question, if I build a tree during this weekend can I view/edit it … Quick question, if I build a tree during this weekend can I view/edit it without subscription?


Seems you can. You can search still, but not view the results.

Ar460rn

Oops



Guess the servers are not built to take the load....

Oops

We're having a few technical difficultiesPlease accept our apologies. … We're having a few technical difficultiesPlease accept our apologies. We're aware of the problem and we're working hard to fix it.

Find My Past - One month Britain subscription £5
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Original Poster

Should probably mention this offer is probably only for September but I think these offers do come along on and off.

Also mundia.com is a pretty good free family tree site run by Ancestry but sadly it's being shutdown. However, it's available to search until the end of September so can still be used in conjunction with this offer.

You'll find quite a few errors on family trees people have created however it's pretty good for tracking down relatives and digging deeper into your family tree.

Edit: Also, depending on how much time you have, you can get a reasonable amount done in a month. My top tip, is don't keep going off on tangents when you get excited, the key thing is to keep good records. I tend to create an email of each area I'm looking into and keep this open as a draft which I attach pdf files of the documents to. Also use a naming convention for files and stick to it.

I think a months access to British Newspapers is also on offer but for £1 instead.
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/acc…ibe? - enter code SEPTOFFER

However if you have Welsh ancestors, a lot of their newspapers are free to search online here - http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/en/home

You can find out a lot of information from newspaper records as articles tend to go into detail about family connections, especially weddings and funerals.


Edited by: "sotomonkey" 16th Sep 2014

Original Poster

Roger_Irrelevant

Yeah I guess the companies have the clout to get the records scanned in … Yeah I guess the companies have the clout to get the records scanned in etc. What's needed is for Google to do what they did with all the out of copyright books and scan all these records in for people to digitise.



I think that's unlikely sadly. I mean there are books that contain transcriptions of parish records that they could upload and share etc but you find that Find My Past have also done that through their service Mocavo.

sotomonkey

Sort of - freebmd and freecen is kind of like that but it's a bit … Sort of - freebmd and freecen is kind of like that but it's a bit limited. FreeBMD is not too bad but FreeCen is not great. Needs more contributors. Parish records are available for free too if you go to the records office of the region you're interested in, however that obviously requires travel expense. You can also get free access to ancestry at public libraries, which can be okay but a lot of libraries use an old version of Internet Explorer and that makes ancestry harder to use.



Yeah I guess the companies have the clout to get the records scanned in etc. What's needed is for Google to do what they did with all the out of copyright books and scan all these records in for people to digitise.

Original Poster

Roger_Irrelevant

What I find surprising is all this information is in the public domain, … What I find surprising is all this information is in the public domain, and just needs basically putting into a huge database that anyone can edit.basically a wikigenes.org or similar, does such a thing not exist yet?



Sort of - freebmd and freecen is kind of like that but it's a bit limited. FreeBMD is not too bad but FreeCen is not great. Needs more contributors.

Parish records are available for free too if you go to the records office of the region you're interested in, however that obviously requires travel expense.

You can also get free access to ancestry at public libraries, which can be okay but a lot of libraries use an old version of Internet Explorer and that makes ancestry harder to use.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 16th Sep 2014

What I find surprising is all this information is in the public domain, and just needs basically putting into a huge database that anyone can edit.

basically a wikigenes.org or similar, does such a thing not exist yet?
40 free credits worth £5 at FindMyPast.co.uk
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pozmu

Any codes for FindMyFuture?


yes : whereuleaveit

worked for me, will have a good look after tea. Its not as easy as these adverts make out to trace your family tree, but its fun.

Any codes for FindMyFuture?

worked for me

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Thanks

might give this a go...thanks.

thanks to cheepaschips on how to use the codes.
Worked great for me your way.

Hi
I've just added 220 credits by using the 'Get Deal' option
Thanks to luigiboo for the extra codes
Please keep posting them
to SAMURAIHQ

Just go to your local library and use Ancestry, its better and unlimited
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Will have to give this a blast, Thanks

still working
mogs

Brilliant, just what I needed. All still working. Can be a bit frustrating enerting the codes though - I think it only works if you do it all in capitals, and you can't just cut and paste the codes. However, now have 800 or so credits

Original Poster

Don't forget you can get more DM vouchers by repeating their offer using another email address
The vouchers are sent to that address, but can be used on any account

Just tried this today. All codes are still working. I have 355 credits on my account now.

Thanks very much for this skippy, just what I was needing as I'm about to start up my family tree again.
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Original Poster

Promo codes:SNOWFLAKELCXMASFREEWDYTYASNOWMANFMPTV2230 Credits in … Promo codes:SNOWFLAKELCXMASFREEWDYTYASNOWMANFMPTV2230 Credits in totalAfter making new account, enter promo codes here https://www.findmypast.co.uk/account/pay/special?_zga_s=1



Thanks for the edit. All codes worked fine for me. Can only assume that it's user error with those that can't get them to work.
Edited by: "Traceyanne1" 29th Dec 2012

Thanks Traceyanne1 worked for me!!

Slk8

I'm not a new member and worked for me, also SNOWMAN and WDYTYA work.

irishwales1

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/account/pay/promodo I put the code in on … https://www.findmypast.co.uk/account/pay/promodo I put the code in on the promotional section on this page ?




THANKS - that worked great, I signed in and then clicked on your link which opened a new page but because I was signed in it all worked nicely - Now I can have a good look around on there .. thanks again for your help ..

Signed up and got all these points, but the Family Tree facility is a load of ****. It can't find anything about me or my family, just goes by what I've put in which is all accurate. No option to search, and even after putting in correct info it doesn't update on-the-fly. Waste of time so far.

Even more free credits!!!

Using codes that had to be collected via the daily Mail in September, you can gain a further 120 credits
Scottieh55 a member of the Money Saving Expert forum has provided the codes you had to collect:

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You need to go to findmypast.dailymail.co.uk

Fill in the register with Daily Mail (you only need to fill-in the starred sections
Once you have entered all the codes, you get an email with a 4 section code.
You go to the MAIN page for FMP, open your account and scroll down to 'Activate Voucher' and then put in the 4 section code there.