collection of Irish and UK records this weekend.
In addition to free access to its one-billion-records collection, Ancestry will be giving family historians a first chance to try out its latest features called LifeStory, Facts View and Gallery.
You can see the list of record sets included in the collection by clicking the above link.
The free access will start on Friday 28 August and continue until 11:59pm GMT on Monday 31 August.
To view the records you will need to register on the site with your name and email address. Ancestry will then send you a username and password. On expiry of the free period you will need a paid membership to continue viewing the records.