BILLIONS of Genealogy Records Available for FREE November 9-11, 2018
This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with Sunday, November 11th being Veterans Day here in the US and Remembrance Sunday in the UK and other countries. To mark this event, many of the major genealogy and family history vendors are making billions of records available for FREE through at least Monday, November 12th, 2018.
- American Ancestors: FREE ACCESS to over 1.4 Billion Names at New England Historic Genealogical Society! – CLICK HERE
- Ancestry UK: FREE ACCESS to UK Military Records at Ancestry.co.uk! – CLICK HERE
- Ancestry US: FREE ACCESS to Military Records at Ancestry.com! – CLICK HERE
- Arkiv Digital: FREE ACCESS to over 80 MILLION Swedish records this weekend! – CLICK HERE
- Findmypast: FREE ACCESS to over 9 BILLION records – CLICK HERE
- Fold3: FREE ACCESS to Native American Records – CLICK HERE
- MyHeritage: FREE ACCESS to over 47 million Military Records on MyHeritage SUPER SEARCH! – CLICK HERE
Fall back into family history research with access to over 1.4 billion names from AmericanAncestors.org. Sign up for a guest account today for free access to everything our databases have to offer. All databases are free from November 6 at 12:00 AM EST to November 13 at 11:59 PM EST. Click HERE to access!
FREE ACCESS to over 250 Million US Military Records at Ancestry.com. “For the past 30 years, our focus has been digitizing and making historical content accessible for everyone – today, we offer more than 10 billion historical documents, including an unmatched collection of more than 250 million military records. As America celebrates Veterans Day this year, and its service members who have fought (and still fight) to uphold American values, we are encouraging Americans to discover more about the role their families may have played in our nation’s military history by providing free access to our military records from November 2 to 12.
Through our military records, you can explore documents such as draft cards, service records and prisoner and casualty lists to find and honor those who served and potentially shed new meaning on how you think about Veterans Day this year. In fact, more than 60% of our U.S. subscribers who have a family tree have found at least one military record for an ancestor!”
Free access valid through Monday, November 12th. Click HERE to access – via Ancestry.com
*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until November 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry paid membership. To see a full list of the records in the featured collections, please click here.
FREE ACCESS to UK Military Records at Ancestry UK! “As we commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI, discover your family’s wartime story in all its detail, from the battlefield to the home front.” Ancestry UK is offering FREE ACCESS to millions of records to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended The Great War. Databases included are:
- British Army WWI Service Records 1914–1920
- British Army WWI Pension Records 1914–1920
- British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914–1920
- Silver War Badge Records 1914–1920
- Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1914–1920
- Navy Medal and Award Rolls 1793–1972
- Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll 1914–1919
- Navy Lists 1888–1970
- The National Roll of the Great War 1914–1918
- Commonwealth War Graves 1914–1921 and 1939–1947
- De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914–1919
- Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War 1914–1924
- British Officer Prisoners of War 1914–1918
- Ireland, Casualties of World War I 1914–1922
- Memorial Books, WWI and WWII 1914–1945
- Gateshead, Durham, Roll of Honour
Click HERE to access – via Ancestry UK
*Note: Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 08/11/18 to 12/11/18 at 23:59 GMT. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. We will then send you a user name and password to access the records. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership.
FREE ACCESS to over 80 Million Swedish records at Arkiv Digital THIS WEEKEND! This event happens only twice a year and this weekend you can get FULL ACCESS to the more than 80 million images of Swedish church records. Are you struggling to make any headway when it comes to finding more on your Swedish ancestors? Maybe you aren’t using the best records or the best website . . . are you familiar with ArkivDigital?
ArkivDigital often uses the byline “by genealogists for genealogists” and that means that they “get it” when it comes to what we need to research genealogy. Click HERE to read more on why ArkivDigital has record images that are superior to what you might find on other sites.
ArkivDigital has photographed all of Sweden’s church books (series AI, B, C, E and F) up until 1894. “Now we are digitizing the more modern church books (1895-1941) as far as rule of secrecy allows and we are almost done and hopefully we will finish this work by the end of the year 2012. “ And these images are in living color! Access dates are Friday, November 9 through Sunday, November 11 (Swedish time). Click HERE to access – via Arkiv Digital
FREE ACCESS to over 9 BILLION Records at Findmypast! Leading British & Irish family history website, Findmypast, will be making their entire collection of world military records free for three days in honour of the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Free access starts on 9 November at 12 noon (GMT) and ends on 12 November at 12 noon (GMT). After this, you can only view records with a valid subscription.
Use the following links to access FREE RECORDS:
- Findmypast US and Canada – CLICK HERE
- Findmypast UK – CLICK HERE
- Findmypast Australia – CLICK HERE
- Findmypast Ireland – CLICK HERE
*Please note UK Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2018 is excluded from this free access promotion.
FREE ACCESS to Native American Records at Fold3*! November is National Native American Heritage month. To celebrate, we’re offering free access* to our Native American collection November 1-15. Titles in this collection include:
- Ratified Indian Treaties (1722-1869)
- Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940)
- Dawes Packets
- Dawes Enrollment Cards (1898-1914)
- Eastern Cherokee Applications (1906-1909)
- Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller (1908-1910)
- Cherokee Indian Agency, TN (1801-1835)
- Rinehart Photos – Native Americans (1898)
Free access available through Thursday, November 15th. Click HERE for access – via Fold3
FREE ACCESS to over 47 million Military Records via MyHeritage SuperSearch! “This year marks 100 years since Armistice Day, the day when we remember those who fought and died in the war. As we remember the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers from all over the world, it’s a fitting opportunity to reflect upon the personal contributions made by our ancestors. Are you curious about what your family did in WWI? To commemorate the centennial of the end of the war, we are offering free military records on MyHeritage SuperSearch starting November 8th through November 12, 2018. Click HERE to access – via MyHeritage
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