ancestry FREE this week end

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by biffo1914, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. jimbop

    jimbop Well-Known Member

    thanx for sharing this. some interesting info here...got a few of 'this record is officially closed' on family members.
    do you know the reasons for this?
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    They are deemed to still be alive so showing details would break data protection laws - they can be opened but you have to prove they have died - FMP will do it for free I think if you provide the details, however as per normal I think Ancestry will charge you to open the record and I still think you need to provide the details

    The above is my vision of that based on what I know - just in case someone else comes along with the real reasons, but its usually about making money and making subscribers correct the errors of the transcrobers employed to do the job.
    Moan over

    TD

    See section 2.3 in this link 1939 Register - The National Archives
     
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  3. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Free access to all UK and Irish records 6-9 July. Access to the records in the featured collections will start on 6 July and be free until 9 July 2018 at 23:59 BST. Includes the 1939 Register.
     
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  4. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Just tried the UK Ancestry site, but no sign of anything 'free' other than the 14 day trial.
     
  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

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    Blutto Plane Mad

  7. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Not during the weekend but:
    Start your family’s WWI story today with free access to service records, medal cards, casualty lists and much more – free until 9 August.
    Access to the records in the featured collections will be free from 00:01 BST 6 August - 23:59 9 August 2018. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.​
     
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  8. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Free access to UK and Irish records until Monday.

    Access to the records featured will start on 24 August and be free until 27 August 2018 at 23:59 BST. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.
     
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    For those interested Ancestry have just added the Far East Allied POW database to their catalogue, records are accessible but you will need to then subscribe to Fold3 (which is another Ancestry owned subsiduary) to see the actual forms

    UK, Allied Prisoners of War, 1939-1945
    During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of allied troops were captured during and following military battles and were held in Prisoner of War Camps in both Europe and Asia. Whilst a large number were liberated once fighting had ceased, sadly many died before the end of the war, whilst being held in the camps. This collection contains information about the soldiers captured, where they were held and often, what happened to them.

    Not to be confused with the other POW database:
    UK, British Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 - which covers NW Europe only

    Maybe they will complete the collection and add the Italian set for Allied POW's

    TD
     

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