Ancestry.co.uk FREE

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 Ancestry.co.uk, 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 ancestry.co.uk 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 Ancestry.co.uk 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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Comments

  • CGG
    CGG Posts: 746 Forumite
    This is a great website. Anyone interested in researching their family tree will love it.
    I subscribe on a yearly basis to Ancestry.co.uk. At just over £5 for a month with unlimited searches it's a must-have for me. I recommend it.
  • Lord_Gardener
    Lord_Gardener Posts: 2,971 Forumite
    Yes, we also subscribe to this super site - you will get addicted!

    Check out FreeBMD as well http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ will link you to FreeCen and FreeReg
    I'm mad!!!! :rotfl::jand celebrating everyday every year!!!
  • zytno
    zytno Posts: 30 Forumite
    Free information Births, Marriages, Deaths, you’ll find the individual entry for the person you are searching for.
    you have to register its free and then by typing name and surname you can find out if the record is there and if he/she is married or not . Sometimes it comes usefull.
    http://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/rectype/vital/freebmd/bmd.aspx
    Index ranges & Images 1837-1983
    Partial FreeBMD Indexes & Images 1837-1983
    Complete BMD Indexes 1984-2005

    click whatever you are interested in
  • have to pay for it.thought it was a freebie
    Goooooo with the Flowwwwww
  • dawney101
    dawney101 Posts: 462 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    well i got it free thanks!
  • irisrose
    irisrose Posts: 4,248 Forumite
    Free BMD page is here http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl earliest date possible is 1837
  • Edna_Bucket_2
    Edna_Bucket_2 Posts: 2,629 Forumite
    Combo Breaker First Post
    watch these people at ancestry.co.uk - the amount of spam I got from them after I got on their mailing list!
  • aaroncaz
    aaroncaz Posts: 5,242 Forumite
    First Anniversary
    The BMDs are free to search,Ancestry usually offer a free two week trial period, you need to put card details in, this enables you to search the census, from 1841-1901, some parish records, and other things, great if you are doing your family tree, if you wish to cancel, before they debit your card, ring up 2 days before expiry date of free trial.
    This is another site for births, deaths and marriages, completely free:

    http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
  • aaroncaz
    aaroncaz Posts: 5,242 Forumite
    First Anniversary
    aaroncaz wrote: »
    The BMDs are free to search,Ancestry usually offer a free two week trial period, you need to put card details in, this enables you to search the census, from 1841-1901, some parish records, and other things, great if you are doing your family tree, if you wish to cancel, before they debit your card, ring up 2 days before expiry date of free trial.
    This is another site for births, deaths and marriages, completely free:

    http://www.freebmd.org.uk/


    sorry, should have put, this site goes up to abt 1919, though they are adding to it, so really for ancester hunting, not anything more recent!
  • kezia
    kezia Posts: 322 Forumite
    I have noticed that some counties have now put fairly recent births marriages and deaths free indexes online, for instance this is Kent's

    http://extranet3.kent.gov.uk/sp/rois/home.html


    If you are looking at pre 1900 births and marriages then you can always try the IGI on https://www.familysearch.org which is free to look at.
    Smoke free since 16th December 2012
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