Friday, October 2, 2015

Free Access Weekend to Ancestry UK

Another free access weekend from Ancestry UK but don't sit at home, alone.

Instead, come along to our stand at the Berwick 900 Family History Festival between 11am and 4pm, this weekend (3 and 4 October).

Free access is until midnight British Summer Time.

It's puzzling that the Ancestry page says "UK Records Free Access" but lists only immigration and emigration records.

The records include:
  • 19th-Century Emigration from Kreis Simmern (Hunsrueck), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany to Brazil, England, Russian Poland, and USA
  • A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1682-1692 and 1718-1759
  • American Migrations 1765-1799
  • An Alphabetical Index to Ulster Emigration to Philadelphia, 1803-1850
Please note you'll need to login (and register if you haven't logged in before.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Scottish Borders Doors Open Day

It's Scottish Borders Doors Open Day in Galashiels this Saturday when lots of places are opening their doors to the public.

There's a full list of Galashiels Doors Open Day openings including our archive and search room and our exhibition on the former Peel Hospital, however we're not included in the Doors Open Day leaflet.

You'll need to click on Borders Family History Society on the Doors Open Day website to see our entry.

We're open on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Enjoy FindMyPast for Free this Weekend

From 12pm BST on Friday, 18 September  to 12pm BST on Monday, 21 September, you can access lots of family history records and historic newspaper pages at FindMyPast at no cost.

Access includes:
  • Ireland census records from 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851 and 1911
  • Poverty relief loan records that give an insight into the darkest days of Irish history
  • Military records from conflicts such as the Battle of Waterloo, Crimean War and World War 1
  • Travel and migration records
  • 7 million historical Irish newspaper articles
  • Over 11 million British newspaper pages from 1710 onwards

Add to your family history with FindMyPast's free weekend offer.