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Found 27th Mar
Just received an email announcing free Ancestry.co.uk access for the Easter weekend, if you fancy a break from eating all that chocolate This time it's for records from the UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries.

From the email:

What better way to bring your family closer together than our Easter Free Access weekend?

From 30 March to 2 April, you’ll be able to search millions of UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records – all completely free*. Start in Britain then head off to Australia, Canada, or wherever, and spend four full days finding long-lost family all over the Commonwealth.

Enjoy FREE Access to millions more records including these highlights:

NEW Historical Photographs and Prints
Explore more than 40,000 images, capturing defining moments in history and displays of everyday life.

Birth, marriage and death indexes
Find family among the vital indexes covering England and Wales as far back as 1837.

Commonwealth records
Get access to everything from Australian Electoral Rolls to Canadian Census records.

Plus much more

Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 30 March and will be free until 2 April 2018 at 23:59 BST. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using a paid Ancestry.co.uk membership

I'm just going to answer the questions which get asked every time I post an Ancestry deal
1) If you don't have an account, you can sign up for one. It's free,and you don't have to pay for a subscription during the free access period.
2) Once the free access period ends, you can still access your family tree and edit the information in it. You just won't be able to search Ancestry's records (Until the next free access period )
3) It starts this Friday. Not before Friday.
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Edited by: "Wondershopper" 27th Mar
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This sounds great. Cheers @GlasgowGrey
Will this free access require card details?
AVOID. Tried sign up, the link leads to a standard 14 day offer and when you waste your time entering your details, it asks for your credit card details and will cost about £70 if you have issues cancelling which renews 6 monthly. I cancelled before credit card data was provided. KEEPS YOUR ACCOUNT CANNOT BE CANCELLED CLASSED AS GUEST NO OPTIONS OTHER THAN TO EDIT THE EMAIL PREFERENCES - SCSM SCAM SCAM AVOID THEM Even the spam email only allows an opt in option and no Unsubscribe - avoid this company like the plague a they use your details and harvest them for their own data.

This company should be banned on this site . . . more info uk.trustpilot.com/rev….uk
Edited by: "Wondershopper" 27th Mar
A friend of mine thought he had signed up for a free trial and they took money out of his account after the free trial. Look out for small print and terms and conditions.
As stated in the deal, don't sign-up for the free trial and you won't get in trouble
timenet6 m ago

As stated in the deal, don't sign-up for the free trial and you won't get …As stated in the deal, don't sign-up for the free trial and you won't get in trouble


Exactly. The deal doesn't start till Friday, so there's no point signing up until then I've never given them my card details, and relied wholly on free access weekends.
I have never had issues - been working on the familiy tree every time they do free weekends for few years - no issues with privacy or spam etc Thanks for the heds up OP
Thanks for this, have a few Aussie tree members to research. Don't forget to use other free access records such as FreeBMD, Family Search.org and FindaGrave websites. Also periodically FindmyPast have free access weekends.
Great thanks, I always use the free w/ends and have got quite far back with my tree
Mrchips0927th Mar

Will this free access require card details?


Never has for me!
Wondershopper27th Mar

AVOID. Tried sign up, the link leads to a standard 14 day offer and when …AVOID. Tried sign up, the link leads to a standard 14 day offer and when you waste your time entering your details, it asks for your credit card details and will cost about £70 if you have issues cancelling which renews 6 monthly. I cancelled before credit card data was provided. KEEPS YOUR ACCOUNT CANNOT BE CANCELLED CLASSED AS GUEST NO OPTIONS OTHER THAN TO EDIT THE EMAIL PREFERENCES - SCSM SCAM SCAM AVOID THEM Even the spam email only allows an opt in option and no Unsubscribe - avoid this company like the plague a they use your details and harvest them for their own data.This company should be banned on this site . . . more info https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.ancestry.co.uk


I don't think I entered any card details during the last free trial. Maybe you had this issue because the trial hasn't started yet? Idk... Maybe the 14 day trial is different to the free weekends?
Edited by: "quixoticduck" 29th Mar
Waste of time, nothing is FREE asks for credit card details and every time you do a search asks you to pay more money to see results Have a look at all bad reviews before signing up for this so called free trial
Scam.
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