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Fold3.com, Findmypast offer free access to collections

Two genealogy websites will be offering free access to their collections this weekend.

In honor of Veterans Day, Fold3.com will offer free access to its entire collection now through Sunday, November 12.

Fold3.com is known for its military records collection but in addition it also contains U.S. census records, city directories and newspapers. The city directories include over 2 millions pages and date back as far as 1785. In addition, there are over 2 million newspaper pages and U.S. census records for 1860, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.

You will need to create a free user name and password to view the document.

To start searching, go to:  https://www.fold3.com/

In addition, Findmypast is offering free access to records from now through 5 a.m. Eastern time on Monday,  November 13.

Collections include: military records, travel and migration records, newspapers, census records, Irish parish records,  and birth and marriage records for England, Ireland and Wales.

You will need to create a free user name and password to view the records.  Almost all of Findmypast’s family tree hints, newspapers and records are free to access. The 1921 Census of England and Wales and Tree Search are not included.

To start searching, go to: https://www.findmypast.com/page/free-ancestry-records

 

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