Friday 25 March 2016

Ancestry offers free Easter access to its Irish, UK, and Commonwealth collections
Ancestry UK is offering a free long weekend of access to its Commonwealth collections, which includes records for Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand, and some other nations. This free access is now live and will continue until 23:59 BST on Monday 28 March.

See the full list of record sets included in the free weekend here.

Ireland is not part of the Commonwealth but Ancestry's Irish Collection is also freely available this weekend. It will remain free until 31 March.

You don't need a current Ancestry subscription to view any of these records but you will need to have an account.

You can register for free with with your name and email address (no financial details are requested when you register) and will then receive a username and password to access the records. See the full conditions on the site.