As the nation remembers the heroic generations which won two world wars, Findmypast is opening up its vast archive of military, birth, marriage and death records for free.
Between midday on Friday, November 7th and midday Monday, November 10th any one can use the site’s archive to research their family’s history.
And existing members are getting a special upgrade to their subscriptions – those with local subscriptions will be able to access all of the site’s historical records, while those with a world subscription will have their plan extended by three additional days.
The site’s free weekend runs until midday on Monday, November 10th and is just part of its special Remembrance Weekend events.
In addition to opening up its archives, the site is hosting a special live broadcast in which its Director of Family History, Joshua Taylor, military historian Paul Nixon, and Who Do You Think You Are?’s Lead Genealogist Laura Berry, will offer tips and advice on family research.
The broadcast takes place at 3pm (GMT) on Saturday 8th November and will also be available to watch on demand via a special Remembrance Weekend section on the site.
It’ll be followed by a Question & Answer session on the official Findmypast Facebook page, and questions can be asked directly on the page or via Twitter by sending them to @Findmypast using hashtag #FMPLive.