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  • Hi, I tried to get on to Ancestry but It wouldn't let me view the records, what am I doing wrong. I am registered with them already, does this matter. I have tried logging out and trying again but no luck.

  • mafmafmafmaf Forumite
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    Sorry but you are a year too late - the other posts were made in November 2008. Try the internet at your local library as they will have a free subscription to Ancestry.
  • edited 21 January 2010 at 8:42PM
    hethmarhethmar Forumite
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    edited 21 January 2010 at 8:42PM
    Ancestry are offering 14 day trial of their top sub, which covers parish records - brilliant if you have London marriages, births and burials you want to look up - actually see the parish entry and your ancestors writing!

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  • I can highly recommend this, I joined up at the beginning of Jan for the free trial, and now Im a paid member!
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    The amount of records available is amazing, but you may find yourself having to use other sites, such as the 1911 census (I think this is find my past) to find people, which of course you will also have to pay for. You will also need to pay more to go further back, but its really worth it if your commited!!

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  • edited 22 March 2011 at 11:56AM
    revpeachyrevpeachy Forumite
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    edited 22 March 2011 at 11:56AM
    Get ready! To mark Census Day 2011, we’re letting you access all our UK census record indexes, from England, Wales and Scotland, completely FREE, for 24 hours!
    27th March will be a historic day, as we all come together to complete the 2011 National Census. While you’re filling in details of your age, birthplace and relationships, you can use our FREE indexes to look back at your ancestors who did exactly the same thing every ten years, right back to 1841. You can then view the original historical records by taking our 14 day Free Trial.

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  • Thanks for the warning. That's a day off it then, because all of us who pay won't be able to get on that day.
    We used to to shop at Tesco. But then we saw the light.
  • moneylovermoneylover Forumite
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    Just about every library in the country has Ancestry, the library version which is much fuller than Acestry UK it has censuses, bmds etc for all around the world. One or two library authorities (slough is an example) have Find My Past too
    Most libraries also have electronic versions of the Times back to day one and some have 19th century British Library Newspapers, that is newspapers chosen by the BL as being good regional examples. Excellent for obits etc.
  • WildsideWildside Forumite
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    Thanks for posting, know what I will be doing on Sunday now.
  • I am starting to go into finding my ancestry's I know it's harder then I thought I found some of the information from family anyway but I wont be joining that because I aint got the pennies but I wouldn't mind going to the library about it :-), and also I've been looking on the social networking site Facebook :D.
  • WildsideWildside Forumite
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    Anyone tried this? how do you view the record free today? every time I try it still wants me to register as normal (which is 14 days free then they take payment) that is available all the time not just today so what should I be doing just to get the free census records today?
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