Free uk records on ancestry.ca

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Ancestry.ca is allowing free a access to all records in the UK through Shnday
asked in Genealogy Help by Brian Purves G2G1 (1.9k points)
I have been an Ancestry member for years. Few things on ancestry are free. If you are a paid member of a collaborative site, you can access certain databases.  Ancestry has several levels of access, depending on your paid account level. Pay more for all access. Associated web sites may also be free, yet require you to create an account on that specific site for collaborative access through Ancestry. Few of the collaborative sites have a fee. You can access them on your own directly. You are paying ancestry for these dites to be available all in one place, at any time. Some sites ask for donations, as they may be a local county of its own ancestors. This is a general description of ancestry.

I have over 12,000 of my ancestors accumulated to date. Eventually I would like to move my US, Scottish, Irish and French ancestors to this site. As I believe this site has a far better unity to the preservation of our work.

I hope this helps you with your work.

Thank you

1 Answer

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I have made five attempts, including changing my password, etc.  It then shows everything is green OK and asks me to "continue," but when I do, it will go back to the login screen again.

They also keep trying to redirect me to the USA site.

Any suggestions?
answered by Teresa Conant G2G6 Mach 4 (46.3k points)
OK, looks like it's only "free," if I have a paid subscription??
Hit "Continue" when it tries to redirect you. You have to be on the site offering the free access to use it. For Canadian, you have to be on the .ca website. Otherwise, you won't get in as they aren't offering the access on any of the other sites.

It redirects me from the .ca site to the .com site in less than a second.

You are supposed to have 10 seconds to hit continue before it redirects. I would contact Ancestry directly to ask them about it.

Sorry I can't be more help.
Ok, will try your suggestion.  Thanks so much for the effort you've put in to helping me.
I can recommend Ancestry's UK records, they have a lot of images of marriage entries, deaths and christenings from parish books that I can't access with the other sites. I broke my brick wall down there a couple of times. One thought I've had is maybe because of the time difference between Canada and UK, the free records haven't started yet?

Generally I have found with Ancestry that you have to register with them to access the free records weekends. This is what I originally did when they had a free UK weekend. I didn't become a paid member for a few years after that but I had access to records in my own country (UK) permanently after registering and I was able to create my tree without paying a sub. They weren't overbearing afterwards, trying to get me to have a paid sub, though I did get e-mail offers on subscriptions. I was also contacted by a relative of my husband through Ancestry and she gave me access to her Ancestry family tree without being a paid member (and she's since joined Wikitree), so there is quite a lot you can do on there without having paid a subscription fee.

You could try the following page:

https://search.ancestry.ca/Places/UK/England/Default.aspx

which is Ancestry.ca's England family history research page, containing lots of hyperlinks to different record sets.

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