Free access to Ancestry's UK and Irish collections this weekend

By Guest, 22 February 2018 - 6:49pm

The genealogy website will be letting family historians search its UK and Irish collections completely free of charge between 23-25 February 2018

 

Family historians will be able to give their research a boost with free access to Ancestry's entire UK and Irish collections this weekend – a total of one billion records.

The bonanza starts on Friday 23 February and ends at 11.59pm on Sunday 25 February. To take advantage, sign up for a free account at Ancestry.co.uk and get searching.

More than 20 billion records have been added to the site over the past two decades, and Ancestry adds an average of two million records to its site each day.

To get the most out of this 48-hour freebie, check out our comprehensive guide to Ancestry's holdings in the March 2018 issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, on sale now.

Must-search collections on the site include those from London Metropolitan Archives, Manchester Libraries and Archives, Glasgow Museums and Libraries and the Royal College of Nursing.

There are some unusual gems too, from the marriage registers for Gretna Green (many a missing marriage has been found here), to the UK Naturalisation Certificates and Declarations, 1870-1916.

And if you want to continue searching once the free access has ended, all the records are available as part of a Premium membership.

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