Friday, June 24, 2016

Free Access to Entire Military Records Collection on FindMyPast June 27 to July 4

Here's something to do on Monday while FamilySearch.org is down for the day for tech updates.

To commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, FindMyPast is giving free access to ALL Military Records from 4 a.m. Eastern Time, Monday, June 27 to 6:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday, July 4.

This free access includes all UK, Australian, Canadian and United States military records that are in the FindMyPast "Military, Armed Forces and Conflict" category.

AND also included is free access to all UK and Irish census records!

There is a dedicated search page for this free access week. You can reach the free access week page at the FindMyPast.co.uk website here.

Often the same free access offer appears on the North American site FindMyPast.com also though sometimes with a different "reason." (We couldn't find a similar announcement for the .com site yet.)

During this free access time period, you will need to sign-in to either your subscription account or free account. If you do not have a free account at Find My Past already, simply create one. (A free account is not the same as a free trial subscription so do not click on the link to sign up for a free trial subscription.) The simplest way to create a free account is to do a search, click to view a result image and the website will ask you to sign into your account or create a free account.

Don't forget that some libraries, such as the local LDS Family History Libraries, have institutional subscriptions to FindMyPast for patron use while in the library. So if you spot something else during this free access offer, there are options to investigate further.

Have fun searching.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!
LE

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