The following announcement was written by Findmypast:
- All British census records from 1841 to 1911 free to access from April 30th to May 3rd
- Includes free access to census hints on family trees and Findmypast’s new address search
- Explore the lives of your ancestors, the history of your home or grow your family tree
Leading family history website Findmypast have announced a weekend of free access to their collection of British census records.
From 10 am(BST) on Friday April 30th to Monday May 3rd, all British censuses from 1841 to 1911 will be completely free to search and explore.
Census records are the perfect way to tell the story of what your family looked like in times gone by. They not only reveal where your ancestors lived what they were doing, but can also provide valuable clues as to where they may be found in other family records.
By offering free access to these essential resources, Findmypast is providing all visitors to the site with the opportunity to discover a whole host a valuable family details, jump back through the generations and grow their family tree.
Those looking to explore the history of their home or local area can make use of Findmypast’s recently released address search feature. Unique to Findmypast, this new tool makes it easier to search for streets and locations across all UK censuses to trace the occupancy of a specific address, locate ancestors or discover their friends, relatives and neighbors.
Any user who creates or uploads a family tree for free on Findmypast can also take full advantage of any tree hints generated by census records.
All visitors are required to register an account before searching for free. Visit https://www.findmypast.com/page/free-access for more information.