Free access to Findmypast BMD records

This could be the weekend to make a breakthrough in your research.

Findmypast has announced free access to its 1.9 billion birth, marriage, death and census records. The offer is good for four days, ending at 2 pm CST, Sunday, January 15.

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Free data on Findmypast

Today’s blog posting by John Grenham is entertaining, as always, and carries a message to remember: Many sources on Findmypast, a subscription site, are actually free.


Petty sessions court records

Do you have a subscription to Findmypast? If not, you should plan a trip to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library where you can research Findmypast on library computers.


Celebrating Veterans Day

First and foremost, THANK YOU to those who have served. Today we honor veterans who have fought for our country’s freedom and peace.


Free access to Findmypast military records

Findmypast is allowing free access to its 70 million world military records for four days (November 10-13).


GSI publications at Findmypast

Although I’m not a member, I regularly check the website of the Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI). I always learn something new by reading their monthly newsletter, Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette. Now GSI’s journals and publications are being published online as part of the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) at Findmypast.


Four free days of Findmypast access

To celebrate the release of 3 million new records, Findmypast today announced four free days of access to their entire Irish collection.


More marriage records released

At the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) conference Findmypast announced the release of over four million new marriage records.


Books for Irish family history research

While you’ll find lots of family history information online, the traditionalists among us often prefer to hold a book in our hands.


Irish outrage reports

Findmypast today released 18,000 online records of Irish crimes, disturbances, criminals and victims. The collection consists of reports created by the Royal Irish Constabulary between 1836 and 1840.