Thursday, November 6, 2014

Findmypast is Free for this Veterans Weekend/Remembrance Weekend

This weekend the genealogy/family history subscription website, Findmypast, is offering free access in honor of Remembrance Weekend/Veterans Weekend. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.

Free access is being offered at all of Findmypast's regional websites.

For the United Kingdom (the original) version of Findmypast aka Findmypast.co.uk  :
Here are the details on the free access weekend from the United Kingdom version of the website. Free access is listed as running from 12:00 p.m. GMT Friday, Nov. 7 until 11:59 a.m. GMT Monday, Nov. 10.

For the United States version of Findmypast aka Findmypast.com  :
Here are the details on the free access weekend from the United States version of the website.
Free access is listed as running from 7 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 7 until 6:59 a.m. EST Monday, Nov, 10.

Essentially the terms and conditions of the free access offer say:
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. The free access excludes the UK Electoral Registers (2002-2013) and the UK Companies House Directors (2002-2013) record sets. Current Findmypast Local subscribers (whilst they have an active Britain, Ireland, US & Canada or Australia & New Zealand subscription) will be able to access all World records (except those listed above) during the free access weekend. Current Findmypast World subscribers (with active World subscriptions expiring after 11:59am (GMT) [which is 6:59am (EST)] on Friday 7 November 2014, excluding Findmypast Library accounts) will have an additional three days added on to their subscription. Free access is subject to our fair usage policy: each account may view up to a maximum of 1,000 records per day.

Note: From what I remember of the free access offer Findmypast did during a prior World Cup, you do not have to provide a credit card -- you just need to have/create a username identity.

Find My Past is also hosting a Live Broadcast on Saturday, November 8, featuring an expert panel of Findmypast historians and guest speakers. The broadcast airs live from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. GMT, or for us here in the United States that is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. (The UK is five hours ahead of us.) For more information on the Live Broadcast and how to view it, see Findmypast's Blog at the United Kingdom site or the Blog at the United States site

See you soon at the Mt. Clemens Public Library!

LE

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