Find My Past Free Access Weekend

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by amberdog45, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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  2. toki2

    toki2 Junior Member

    Thanks for the information. That will be my weekend sorted then!
  3. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the heads up. I really recommend searching through the newspaper archives if you have set research topics on the go. I recently did this after advice from another forum member and found 3-4 excellent results.
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Just an update on the Newspaper Archive on FMP. With painstaking tenacity I am picking up many articles, obituaries and even the odd photograph of my Chindt 1 soldiers. Several updates on the website and some heart-breaking appeals from the families involved.
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  6. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  7. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Free search of FMP British & Irish records 22 to 26 June
  8. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    I have a subscription and the 1939-1945 casualty records are really useful, as are the Royal Artillery WW2 ORs Attestation records. The newspaper archives are a very helpful too.

    Its search engine is much better at finding people with initials as compared to Ancestry.

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  9. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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  10. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Thanks, good to know! :)
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  11. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Unfortunately not the full wack..... there is restricted access.I used to have an annual subscription covering all the records at a reasonable price but now I consider it too expensive.

    From time to time offers come up on vouchers but I am not sure that they are what they purport to be .Would certainly take out an annual subscription if it was at a reasonable price.
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  12. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    I'm the same these days Harry. I buy the occasional monthly subscription.

    Ancestry have become quite restrictive too on their free weekends. You can't send messages now to other members during a free weekend.

    I've only one relative now to find after the 1901 census and can't justify a yearly subscription. I'll be able to download a couple of news articles I'm after tomorrow.
  13. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Ancestry military records are free this weekend. Didn't want to start a new thread.

    But, this RAF Collection has been added to Find My Past today

    Royal Air Force Lists 1919-1945
    Search the Royal Air Force Lists from 1919-1922 and 1938-1945. The Lists contain over 62,000 names and include the women's branches of the military including the WRENs, WAAF, and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service. The records are presented as digitised copies of the original publications. You can search by your ancestor's name and a keyword.

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