Find My Past Free Weekend

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From 7am EDT Friday, September 18th to 7am EDT on Monday, September 21st, you’ll be able to access our collections of billions of family history records and millions of historic newspaper pages at no cost.  Check out http://www.findmypast.com/freeweekend

The press release states the following …

“Findmypast has announced that this weekend, they will be opening up their archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. Absolutely everyone will have access to their comprehensive collections of historical records and innovative research tools, including:

Over 900 million census records from across the UK, USA and Ireland
Passenger lists for ships sailing to and from Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA

Birth, marriage and death records dating back to the 18th century, and the largest online collection of UK parish records

The most comprehensive collection of UK military records anywhere online

The largest collection of Irish family history records available online

Historical newspapers from across the world, including more than 10 million British newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710

An easy to use online family tree builder which allows you to import and export your tree if you’ve built it elsewhere

The automatic hints feature, which automatically searches our records for you and suggests potential matches to the people you add to your family tree

As well as millions of other records that will give everyone the opportunity to explore their family history and bring their past to life.

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