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.