FREE* today – England & Wales births

Posted by on 10 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

It’s day ten of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005, completely free for everyone to use. It’ll stay that way until October 15th. Our Birth, Marriage & Death Indexes provide the essential building blocks for your family tree. Our early indexes covering 1837 to… Read more

FREE* today – American WWI heroes

Posted by on 9 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

It’s day nine of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our US WW I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, completely FREE for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th. When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, their Armed Forces began a huge recruitment drive. Every male… Read more

FREE* today – Swedish births

Posted by on 8 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

We’ve reached the half-way point in our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! For today’s treat, we’ve made our Births from the Swedish Death Index, 1947-2006, completely free for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th. This is a great opportunity to try your hand at an unusual collection from overseas. The… Read more

FREE* today – Texas births

Posted by on 7 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

It’s day seven of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections ’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 , completely FREE for everyone to use. It’ll stay that way until October 15th. Texas is the second largest American state by both area and population. Our index reveals over 15 million births across almost… Read more

FREE* today – Australian electoral rolls

Posted by on 6 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

Don’t miss today’s installment of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ series! For our sixth free collection, we’ve made our Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954, available for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th. From the arrival of the ‘First Fleet’ in 1788, British migrants were largely responsible for populating Australia. You’ll find… Read more

FREE* today – 1920 USA Census

Posted by on 5 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, Company News, General, Record Collections

It’s day five of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our 1920 United States Federal Census, completely free for everyone to use. It’ll stay that way until October 15th. The 1920 US Census is one of the largest collections on our site, with over 100 million names included. It’s also among… Read more

FREE* today – German WWI records

Posted by on 4 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, Company News, General, Record Collections

Are you making the most of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections countdown? Remember, there are now four free collections for you to search! Today, we’ve made our Bavaria, Germany, WWI Personnel Rosters, 1914-1918, completely free for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th. Even if you have no German roots, these… Read more

FREE* today – American marriages

Posted by on 3 October 2011 in 15 minutes with 15 collections, General, Record Collections

It’s day three of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown! Today, we’ve made our California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, completely free for everyone to use. They’ll stay that way until October 15th. California has a higher proportion of immigrants than any other part of America. Our index reveals over 4.8 million marriages from all over… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? – Richard Madeley uncovers his Canadian roots

Posted by Nicola Hardwick on 29 September 2011 in General, Record Collections

Following his mother’s well-documented and legendary Canadian lineage led to Richard Madeley uncovering some of the founding figures of America and Canada. Richard’s father Christopher, an Englishman, married Mary Claire during the 1950s, and Richard was born in Romford, Essex. His grandfather Hector emigrated from Scotland to Quebec, Canada, where he worked as a logger. Working the… Read more

NEW Irish records

Posted by Kelly on 21 September 2011 in Record Collections

Today, we’ve exploded the myth that it’s always difficult to discover your family history in Ireland. We’ve released millions of new records to make it far easier to trace your roots on the Emerald Isle through the past 300 years. First, you’ll find a host of new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and… Read more