Friday 30 March 2018

Easter Weekend Special: Free access to Ancestry's Commonwealth collection

From Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April, Ancestry is opening up its collection of millions of records from Ireland, Britain and the Commonwealth for free access.
Click the image, right, to view the long, long list of included record sets. As you'll see, it includes censuses from England and Wales, Scotland, the Channel Islands, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, plus electoral rolls; border crossing records; photographs and prints; land registers; books; Histories of families and places; birth/baptism, marriage and death/burial records; military records; and everything in between. And for those with a focus purely on Ireland, there are more than 65 record collections to dive into as you seach for your family.

Free access is offered to all researchers with a free registered account. If you don't already have one, simply sign up with your name and email address and you'll be sent a username and password. You're then ready to search.

The free access will end at 23:59 BST on Monday 2 April.