Saturday 23 April 2016

Free UK/Irish parish & probate records – one day only

To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, and for one day only, Ancestry is giving free access to its UK parish and probate collection.

While a small number of Irish record sets are included in this free access collection, the majority are from England, Wales & Scotland and could be an opportunity to locate missing Irish ancestors or to check an important collection for clues to place of origin.

You can see a list of the specific record sets available here.

The free access runs until 11:59 GMT tonight. As far as I can tell, you don't even need to register.