Friday, 6 June 2014

Ancestry opens up British collections for weekend
To mark the Queen's birthday (actually, it's not her real birthday, it's her 'official' birthday, but there are more important things to quibble about), Ancestry is opening up a good-sized batch of British records for free until Monday. This is primarily aimed at researchers in Australia, where the birthday is a public holiday, so the timings are set to the clock in Oz. The promo expires on Monday 9 June at 11:59 AEST (ie 9 hours ahead of Dublin) .

You need to register with your name and email address; you'll then be sent a user name and password for free access to the following collections:

  • 1911 Channel Islands Census Free
  • 1911 England Census Free
  • 1911 Isle of Man Census Free
  • 1911 Wales Census Free
  • England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005 Free
  • England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 Free
  • England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 Free
  • England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 Free
  • UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 Free