Friday 5 July 2019

AncestryUK: Free access weekend to UK military records

This weekend, Ancestry UK is giving free access to all its UK military records. (As far as I'm aware, free access isn't available via other Ancestry territories.)

Within this collection is a wide range of record sets. Here's a small sample of them:
Free access period has ended
  • Canada, Pension Applications For Widows and Family of British Military Officers, 1776-1881
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760-1920
  • Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America
  • Ireland, Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, 1873-1925
  • American Loyalist Claims, 1776-1835

See the full list of featured record sets here.

If you have already registered with Ancestry, click the image and start searching. If you don't already have a regsitered account, you'll need to register with your name and email address; you'll then be sent a username and password to access the records.

The free access weekend will end on Sunday 7 July at 11:59pm GMT.

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