July 10, 2020

My Heritage is offering free access to all its birth records from 10-16 July 2020. 

Births are, of course, vital records and they frequently contain additional information beyond the parents' names.  Details could include their dates and places of birth, religion, occup...

July 8, 2020

My Heritage has done it again.  This time releasing another photographic tool which, in one step, takes our old, out of focus, family photos and drastically improves them.  The tool is called simply, Photo Enhancer, and the results can be startling.

Above : Before...

July 8, 2020

Legacy Family Tree (LFT) is unlocking two of their best webinar series for individuals to access free of charge in July 2020, namely, Foundations in DNA by world-renowned Blaine Bettinger and Family History: Getting Started by Cheri Hudson Passey.

Foundations in DNA is...

May 22, 2020

Ancestry has released a new collection of World War 2 records which contains index cards for German military personnel killed-in-action.


This is a very welcome addition to German military personnel records and complements Ancestry's World War 1 military record...

May 21, 2020

To commemorate Memorial Day in the USA, two of the  genealogy database giants are providing free access to their military records.

They are:

  1. Fold3;  and

  2. My Heritage.

Fold3 is owned by Ancestry however, an additional subscription is usually required to acces...

May 5, 2020

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War 2 ending in Europe (VE Day) on 8 May, Ancestry.co.uk is giving free access to its UK records from today until 10.59 pm London time on 10 May 2020. 

As usual, you will need to register and provide an email address if you h...

May 4, 2020

We all know how difficult it is researching our female ancestors given they rarely left an historical footprint in the same way as their menfolk. So I'm pleased to see that until 11.59 pm, 10 May, Ancestry.com.au  is giving free access to 13 collections aimed at resear...

May 2, 2020

The National Library of Australia (NLA) is the latest public library to provide free remote access to the commercial genealogy database giant Ancestry. The access period will last while the NLA is closed to the public.

The remote access is open to people who have a curr...

April 30, 2020

If you don't usually think of the Sydney City Council as a useful genealogical record repository then think again. Given the importance of Sydney as Australia's first European settlement, the Sydney City Council is a great resource to explore.

Here are ten good reasons...

April 23, 2020

The UK National Archives has come good on their promise to provide free access to their digital records which usually incur a charge to view and download. The free access period will last until they are open again to the public in Kew.  

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