ancestry FREE this week end

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

  1. jimbop

    jimbop Banned

    thanx for sharing this. some interesting info here...got a few of 'this record is officially closed' on family members.
    do you know the reasons for this?
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They are deemed to still be alive so showing details would break data protection laws - they can be opened but you have to prove they have died - FMP will do it for free I think if you provide the details, however as per normal I think Ancestry will charge you to open the record and I still think you need to provide the details

    The above is my vision of that based on what I know - just in case someone else comes along with the real reasons, but its usually about making money and making subscribers correct the errors of the transcrobers employed to do the job.
    Moan over

    TD

    See section 2.3 in this link 1939 Register - The National Archives
     
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  3. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Free access to all UK and Irish records 6-9 July. Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 6 July and be free until 9 July 2018 at 23:59 BST. Includes the 1939 Register.
     
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  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Just tried the UK Ancestry site, but no sign of anything 'free' other than the 14 day trial.
     
  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

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  7. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Not during the weekend but:
    Start your family’s WWI story today with free access to service records, medal cards, casualty lists and much more – free until 9 August.
    Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 6 August - 23:59 9 August 2018. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.​
     
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  8. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Free access to UK and Irish records until Monday.

    Access to the records featured will start on 24 August and be free until 27 August 2018 at 23:59 BST. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    For those interested Ancestry have just added the Far East Allied POW database to their catalogue, records are accessible but you will need to then subscribe to Fold3 (which is another Ancestry owned subsiduary) to see the actual forms

    UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of allied troops were captured during and following military battles and were held in Prisoner of War Camps in both Europe and Asia. Whilst a large number were liberated once fighting had ceased, sadly many died before the end of the war, whilst being held in the camps. This collection contains information about the soldiers captured, where they were held and often, what happened to them.

    Not to be confused with the other POW database:
    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 - which covers NW Europe only

    Maybe they will complete the collection and add the Italian set for Allied POW's

    TD
     
  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Free D-Day collection on Ancestry. Think you have to register and there are some T&Cs.

    Ancestry® | Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records

    List of diaries includes:
    1 Hampshire Regiment Infantry
    1 King´s Own Scottish Borders Infantry
    1 Royal Norfolk Regiment Infantry
    102 Anti-Tank Regiment
    114 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
    120 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
    141 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps
    168 Light Field Ambulance
    186 Field Ambulance
    2 Essex Infantry
    2 Gloucestershire Infantry
    2 Lincolnshire Regiment Infantry
    203 Field Ambulance
    223 Field Ambulance
    224 Field Ambulance
    24 Lancers
    3 Commando Special Services
    33 Field Regiment
    4-7 Royal Dragoon Guards
    505 Company Royal Engineers
    53 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery
    6 Airborne Division Armoured Recce Regiment
    6 Airborne Division G
    6 Commando Special Services
    62 Anti-Tank Regiment
    7 Battalion Parachute Regiment
    716 Company Royal Army Sevice Corps
    73 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
    76 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    8 Brigade Field Ambulance
    90 Company Royal Army Sevice Corps
    HQ 185 Infantry Brigade
    HQ 231 Infantry Brigade
    HQ 27 Armoured Brigade
    HQ 5 Para Brigade
    HQ 8 Armoured Brigade GP
    HQ 9 BR Infantry Brigade
    Inns of Court Regiment
    Marines War Diary Landing Craft Reports Normandy area
    Staffordshire Yeomanry
     
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  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Includes some nice photos of IWM origin. Many of the 1st Special Service Bde.
     
  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They wont let you download them though - the bas****s even though you can go to IWM and download them - grrrrrrrrrrrr

    TD
     
  13. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    For anyone searching for these diaries it seems that the indexing is slightly haywire and what you see isn't what you get! To assist the red text is what you actually get - happy hunting!
    1 Hampshire Regiment Infantry / 20 A Tk Regt RA & 62 A Tk Regt RA
    1 King´s Own Scottish Borders Infantry / 62 A Tk Regt RA
    1 Royal Norfolk Regiment Infantry / 33 Fld Regt RA
    102 Anti-Tank Regiment / HQ 5 Para Bde / HQ 8 Armd Bde
    114 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment / 24 Lancers
    120 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery / Inns of Court Regt RAC
    141 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps / 6 Airborne Div
    168 Light Field Ambulance / Correct
    186 Field Ambulance / Correct
    2 Essex Infantry / Staffordshire Yeomanry
    2 Gloucestershire Infantry / 141st RAC (The Buffs)
    2 Lincolnshire Regiment Infantry / 102 (Northumberland Hussars) A Tk Regt RA
    203 Field Ambulance / Correct
    223 Field Ambulance / Correct
    224 Field Ambulance / 224 (Parachute) Field Ambulance
    24 Lancers / 1 R Norfolk Regt / 505 Field Co RE
    3 Commando Special Services / Correct
    33 Field Regiment / HQ 8 Armd Bde Gp / HQ 9 Inf Bde / HQ 27 Armd Bde
    4-7 Royal Dragoon Guards / 2 Lincolns / 1 R Norfolk Regt
    505 Company Royal Engineers / 302/76th Field Regt RA
    53 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery / ?
    6 Airborne Division Armoured Recce Regiment / 73 LAA Regt RA
    6 Airborne Division G / 53 Med Regt RA
    6 Commando Special Services / Correct
    62 Anti-Tank Regiment / 6 Airborne Armd Recce Regt / HQ 5 Para Bde
    7 Battalion Parachute Regiment / Inns of Court Regt RAC / Staffordshire Yeopmanry
    716 Company Royal Army Sevice Corps / 302/76th Field Regt RA
    73 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery / 4/7 Royal Dragoon Gds
    76 Field Regiment Royal Artillery / HQ 185 Inf Bde
    8 Brigade Field Ambulance / Correct
    90 Company Royal Army Sevice Corps / 302/76th Field Regt RA
    HQ 185 Infantry Brigade / 7th Bn (LI) The Para Regt / 2 Bn Essex Regt / 2 Glosters
    HQ 231 Infantry Brigade / 1 Bn Hampshire Regt / 1 Bn KOSB / 2 Lincolns
    HQ 27 Armoured Brigade / 7th Bn (LI) The Para Regt
    HQ 5 Para Brigade / 73 LAA Regt RA
    HQ 8 Armoured Brigade GP / 114 LAA Regt & Att Units
    HQ 9 BR Infantry Brigade / 120 LAA Regt RA
    Inns of Court Regiment / 505 Field Co RE / 90 Co RASC (Amrd Bde Assault)
    Marines War Diary Landing Craft Reports Normandy area / Correct
    Staffordshire Yeomanry / 90 Co RASC (Amrd Bde Assault) / 716 Co RASC (Airborne Lt Comp)
     
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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You sound surprised :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    TD
     
  15. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Not at all, just mentioned for the uninitiated!
    :salut:
     
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