I think this was posted last year, but the access numbers are different this time, so I am posting again.

There has been a whole page advert in the Guardian weekend magazine section for the last few weeks for a 30 day free access to, with a free pdf copy of 'Life in victorian Britain' by Tony Robinson.

Text from the advert:

1. Call 0800 032 4684 (lines open 9am-9.30pm mon to sat and 9am-6pm sunday.
2. Note down your access code and login details
3. Go to and start your journey of discovery

Free trial requires registration with a valid credit card but no money wil be taken during the free trial. To cancel, simply call or email Otherwise an annual membership of £69.95 (!!!!) will be taken automatically after 30 days.

You'll have free addess to:
  • The largest collection of UK family records on the web
  • The only site to offer the complete set of UK cesuses from 1841 to 1901
  • Over 500 million names dating back to the 1500s
I haven't tried it myself, but plan to when I have more free time

I suggest anyone setting it up uses the MSE reminder/tart email service to remind them to cancel as the annual membership is very steep!


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