I first heard about the offer through Dick Eastman’s EOGN site at https://blog.eogn.com/2016/06/28/findmypast-celebrates-4th-of-july-with-free-access-to-more-than-1-billion-records, but there did seem to be some confusion about what was covered. I contacted FindMyPast and they confirmed the collections I list above. They also gave me a link if you want to follow this up at: http://www.findmypast.com/tracing-transatlantic-ancestors.
This is huge. I don’t think I’ve ever seen free access to this many records over such a long period. Now may be a good time to check out those immigration records you’ve been thinking about. You’ve got seven days! Have fun!
Clarification: I have sent an email to FindMyPast to make absolutely sure access runs through July 6th (to 11:59 pm on July 6th and does not end just as you get into July 6th (12:01 am). Remember my cardinal rule of genealogy, “Assume nothing. Never trust. Always verify.” Granted, I don’t have that down pat yet, but I’m working on it.
vea/29 June 2016
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