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Explore Findmypast, absolutely free!

Explore Findmypast, absolutely free!

This weekend findmypast are  giving everyone the chance to bring their past to life by exploring their  collection of over 4 billion records, absolutely free.

From midday on Friday, September 18th (BST) to midday Monday, September 21st (BST) findmypast  records from around the world will be viewable at no cost.

Records available will include:

  • Over 200 million UK census records
  • Travel and migration records
  • The largest collection of Irish family history records available online
  • Military records from conflicts such as the Battle of Waterloo, Crimean War and World War 1
  • The UK ‘s largest online collection of Parish Records, from as long ago as the 16th century

In addition, you ‘ll have access to their  archive of over 11 million British newspaper pages from as far back as  1710, as well as collections of newspapers from all over the world.



Trustee, website editor and social media manager for the Families in British India Society.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Each time I explore the free weekends for Findmypast and also Ancestry I find these are only for the indexes which you can search at any time…am I not searching correctly please?

    1. Valmay

      Hi Joan, If you click through and read the terms and conditions it says “To access the records you will need to be signed in at Findmypast: you can register for free using your name, email address and country of residence.” All these sort of offers require you to open an account, so that could be where you are going wrong.

  2. Hi Valmay and thank you for your reply. I have had a free account for some years but I was a little too eager in accessing the Free FMP evidently as yesterday I spent hours searching without any problem at all on the free site and even found a long lost ancestor’s death, one of the children of my ggg grandfather John Thorpe’s children named Lydia Dias. She died in 1892 and buried in Khandwa cemetery. As her husband was a guard on the GIP Railways I gather this is why they ended up in Bengal instead of Madras where the family were raised. Thank you again for your help. Joan

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