ancestry FREE this week end

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by biffo1914, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. biffo1914

    biffo1914 Member

    I know you can only go up to 1911 but this may help some one me im in filling me boots
    Biff
     
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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Good shout Biff!! :salut:
     
  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I think you have to create an account/register first don't you?

    They used to do a 14 day trial If you want to explore the FULL records, but you have to make sure to cancel after that, or you are hit with a pricey membership.

    Lesley
     
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  4. biffo1914

    biffo1914 Member

    Lesley ok you do create an account no 14 day trial it works for me cant hang around want as much info as poss for FREE ,
     
  5. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Just for those who may not know, Ancestry and/or Find My Past is free at most UK Libraries.
     
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  6. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Free access to Ancestry UK collections this weekend 5-7 June 2015.

    Richard
     
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  7. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the heads up, Richard... can't get to the library because of broken ankle, :( very handy now I have all the time on my hands but not able to get about! :)
     
  8. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    British and Irish records free from 17 Feb to 20 Feb on Ancestry.
     
  9. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    1939 (UK) Register access will start on 9 May and be free until 13 May 2018 at 23:59 BST on Ancestry. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.
     
  10. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Does the free trial give you Full access to the records ? I heard you are very limited to what records you can actually see.

    Graham.
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just be aware though that using Ancestry and especially the recent addition of the 1939 Register that transcription errors abound.

    My fathers details are accurately transcribed on the FMP site but on Ancestry his forename has changed from William to Lillian, and his date of birth of 1918 has been (thanks to Ancestry) transcribed as 1878

    You have been warned

    TD
     
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  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    yep i second that and just make sure you know names and birth dates:)
     
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  13. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    In my local library you are allowed 2 hours free use of their computers to search FMP/Ancestry, but you can stay on longer if no-one is waiting or has booked to use the computers.Also they have a good printing facility A3 A4 A5.

    Graham.
     
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  14. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have not been to my local library for many years. Sounds like your library has a good set up there Graham.

    Steve
     
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  15. ozzy16

    ozzy16 Patron Patron

    Hi Steve,
    Think most libraries operate the same system.I like yourself hadn't stepped inside a library for many years.I can have a maximum of 12 books for 3 weeks and I then get a text message a week before the books are due back.
    They also operate a courier system where by if they don't have the book you are looking for they send a circular to all the libraries within the county and if available will get the book for you.(very useful)
    Outside of that it's ebay amazon etc.

    cheers......Graham.
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    The last time I used my library was to track down an official history of the King's Regiment. They used the inter-library service to find a copy for me, very impressive at the time. Like you, I get most of my books from Amazon and eBay, mostly the cost of these makes going to the library redundant. A shame really, but all part of the dilemma of convenient internet shopping against using your local ammentities.
     
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  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    What is a library?
     
  18. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    It was somewhere in the 16th/17th & 18th centuries you could I believe go for peace and quiet - often you could read what I think were called ........... books, - all very unfashionable today

    TD
     
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  19. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Not impressed. Did a search for somebody with the first name Harold. I didn't do an exact name search, but neither did I specify a "Similar or Soundex" search. I did exact surname and month/year of birth before running the search.

    Of the 53 possibilities offered, 28 records were females.

    Rootschat website users are noting records open on FMP, aren't on Ancestry.
     
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  20. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    ah ha you must have ticked the across gender inclusive box
     

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