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Friday, 4 September 2015

Canadian immigration records free on Ancestry

to view Click for full list of records sets included in the Immigration collection
Click for full list of records sets
included in the Immigration collection
Ancestry.ca is opening up its Canadian immigration record sets for a free access weekend.

This collection includes passenger manifestoes, border crossings from Canada to the USA, seafarer records and a lot more besides. As you'd expect, there's a very large contingent of Irish emigrants within the records.

If you don't already have an Ancestry account, you'll need to register for a guest account. You only need to give name and email address for one of these; Ancestry emails you a password and username. There's no signing up for a subscription, no parting with your credit card details and no need to cancel anything after the free weekend finishes.

The free access expires on Monday 7 September at 11:59 ET (Tuesday 8 Sept, 11:59 Dublin/UK).

Don't forget that access to Ancestry.com's new 170million strong Wills and Probate collection is also free this weekend (see previous blogpost). Could be a busy few days for a lot of us!

(Thanks to John Reid of Anglo-Celtic-Connections for the heads up about the Canadian records.)