FREE FindMyPast June 29th-July 6th!


If you have UK or Irish Ancestry this offer is for you!

FREE FindMyPast all week!

FREE FindMyPast all week!

Starting today a full week of FREE FindMyPast genealogy record access!

FindMyPast is celebrating their release of over 10 million Irish Parish Registers with an offer of free access to over 1 billion UK, US, and Irish records including:

  • 118 million “Immigration and Travel” records
  • 116 million US marriages
  • all UK, Irish, and US Censuses
  • over 7 million new US Naturalization records
  • over 1.7 million US Passport Applications

Even better, the Irish Parish records will stay free forever! The only caveat is you may need to register (for free) at FindMyPast to access and use these free records.

From June 29th to July 6th, enjoy your free week at FindMyPast and if you already have a membership, enjoy the new Irish record sets!


July 1, 2016 |

7 Free Genealogy Steals to Boost Your Research Now


7 Free Genealogy Steals in January include:

  • has free access to over 8 billion records 22-25 January. Local subscribers get World access; World subscribers get 3 additional days added to their subscription. If you have any UK heritage, this is a must!  

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  • has free access to all Australian records 22-26 January *AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

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  • has a large collection of free digitized books available for searching/reading (over 37 million pages in 150,000 books relevant to family history). Read about the collection here. Search the collection for your ancestors here. Just tried this and found a clue for my hard-to-trace Canadian ancestry! Must finish blog quickly and get back to the search!

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January 22, 2016 |

How to get your FREE findmypast Account


This is a free findmypast account offer for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Follow these instruction to create your free findmypast account:

  • Log in to

(If you don’t already have an account with, you’ll need to create one using your LDS membership number. If you don’t know your membership member you can ask for it from a church clerk or member of the bishopric.)

  • Select “Get Help” in the upper right corner
  • Select “Help Center” in the left column of the pop-up
  • Select “Partners” in the icon of shaking hands
  • Select “Our Partners”
  • Select “findmypast”
  • Select “Create Your Free findmypast Account” will verify you have an LDS membership number and you’ll see a new page that says “You Qualify for a FREE findmypast Premium Account” and you’ll be given the option to create a free findmypast account.

If you have never had a findmypast account,

  • Select “Create Your Free findmypast Account”

If you have a paid account or a free trial,

  • Select “Sign in to connect your account”

This will connect your current/past account to your new free membership. You won’t be reimbursed for what you’ve already paid but you won’t be billed for future payments.

You can now create a new login and password for your findmypast account that will be separate from your login and password for your FamilySearch account.

If you are not a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you can create a free account and enjoy their free tree service, free records searches, attachable record hints and research suggestions, but you will not be given the free partner accounts such as,,, etc.

April 17, 2015 |
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