November 8, 2019

To commemorate Remembrance Day, FindMyPast UK is providing free access to their military records up to and including 11 November 2019.

Grave of an unknown Australian soldier at Souda Bay war cemetery, Crete, Greece.  Copyright : Your Family Genealogist 2019

FindMyPast c...

May 26, 2019

My Heritage is providing free access to their 47million military records in honour of the U.S.A.'s Memorial Day.  Their generosity lasts up to and including 28 May 2019.

Click here to go to their SuperSearch function and get started. And remember, MyHeritage don't just...

March 16, 2019

Further to my Blog post yesterday, Ancestry is also giving free access to its entire Irish records collection over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.  This doesn't happen every day. So drop everything, get over there and get searching. This freebie finishes on Monday, 18 Ma...

March 15, 2019

Are you one of the tens of millions of people across the globe with Irish ancestry?  If yes, you’re in luck because in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, MyHeritage is providing FREE access to all their Irish record collections until 20 March 2019.

There is no need to lo...

March 8, 2019

In honour of International Women's Day I thought readers might enjoy reading the following article I initially wrote for the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra back in 2017 about the historic Victorian Women's Suffrage Petition.   Read on to discover how to sea...

March 6, 2019

RootsTech 2019 is over and that just leaves those of us not lucky enough to attend the conference to pore over the (online and free) videos from selected sessions.  Today I'm recommending you watch a RootsTech video by Amy Johnson Crow titled The Research Road Map, You...

February 11, 2019

In celebration of Valentine's Day, My Heritage is providing free access to their worldwide collection of marriage records until 17 February 2019. 

This is a great opportunity to further your research on ancestors in Europe, Australia, the USA, and other countries covere...

February 11, 2019

The Irish General Registry Office recently announced that an additional two years of Births, Deaths and Marriage records will be released online in early 2019 via

No exact date was announced for the release, however, they did say the Marriage Inde...

January 19, 2019

Were any of your military family members wounded, missing, killed, or Prisoners of War during World War 2?  If yes, you will want to visit the Forces War Records website this weekend for FREE access to their World War 2 Daily Reports Collection

The Free Access is to c...

December 16, 2018

Anyone who has tried to research Merchant Navy ancestors knows how tricky it can be, particularly if the name/s of the ships on which they served are unknown.  The UK National Maritime Museum’s online database of individuals serving on Merchant Navy ships is therefore...

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