Friday, 6 November 2020

Free access to UK military records this weekend

FindmyPast ( is offering free access to its military records this weekend - for further details see

This Remembrance Day, honour family heroes and discover their remarkable stories. Access Findmypast military records FREE from 5-12 November.

Ancestry ( is offering similar access to its holdings:

Discover your family’s wartime stories with free access to all military records this week. From War Diaries and Medal Rolls to Navy Lists and Registers of Officer’s Effects, there are a range of collections to explore. Records are available to view free until Sunday 8th November:


My next 5 week Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the Old Parish Registers course starts November 2nd - see My book Tracing Your Scottish Family History on the Internet, at is now out, also available are Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet (2nd ed) at and Tracing Your Scottish Ancestry Through Church and State Records at Further news published daily on The Scottish GENES Facebook page, and on Twitter @genesblog.

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