There's a wonderful offer for those of you trying to avoid the World Cup over the next four weeks – www.findmypast.co.uk is offering free access to almost all of their records every time England are playing. That includes census records up to 1911, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, the Chelsea Pensioner collection - all for England and Wales only.
If, like me, you've been dreading the prospect of hours of football this summer, you now have the chance to use the time to take your family tree further thanks to this offer. For 90 minutes on each day that England play in the competition, the website will be providing free access to its extensive collection of records.
To take advantage of the offer you need to make sure you are registered on the website no later than midnight the day before the match (don't register again if you have done so already).
On the day of the match, your free trial will last for 90 minutes from the moment you log on, so you could even watch the match as well.
You can log on anytime between 9am on the day of the match and 9am the following day.
There's also the chance to win a year's full membership during each England game.
The games that England have to play are:
England v Algeria - Friday 18 June, 7.30pm
England v Slovenia - Wednesday 23 June, 3pm
but let's hope that England get through to the final, to give us even more time to search for free.
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