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Find My Past – 5 Days of free British and Irish Records

Find My Past are offering free access to British and Irish Records over the long weekend of 22nd – 26th June (ending 9am). If you are not already registered, after registration access will be free to the following datasets: Birth, Marriage, Death and Census Records from Britain and Ireland Irish Family History Records UK Parish […]

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Ancestry free access weekend

Ancestry.co.uk are offering free access to UK and Irish records this weekend from now until 9 October 2016 at 23:59 BST. These records include the census and bmd indexes. You will need to register and once the offer is finished you will not be able to view the images again. So make sure you download […]

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Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912

Recently published on Ancestry are the Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912. In 1845, the Lunacy Act and County Asylum Act required counties to build asylums for the insane. The newly formed Lunacy Commission was established both oversee these public asylums and the still existing private asylums. These registers are those of the Lunacy Commission and […]

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Essex 1911 census now on Ancestry

Ancestry.co.uk have now finished indexing the final parts of the 1911 Census. That now means that Essex is at long last is available. To celebrate the completion of the index they are offering free access to the 1911 Census for the week-end of 11-14 May 2012.

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Census: full access

If you have previously obtained details of your ancestors in the 1911 census from one of the census suppliers such as Findmypast or Ancestry, it may be worth going back to check the return again as the ‘infirmity’ column previous blanked out can now be revealed. In 2006 the Information Commissioners Office Ruled that the […]

New records on Findmypast

The forthcoming 2012 looks to be a good year for family tree researchers. Findmypast.co.uk have announced some useful archives which will be added to their site during 2012. These include the 1881-1901 Scottish censuses, giving the the most complete England, Wales and Scotland census collection. Three million crime, courts and convicts records in partnership with […]

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