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Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« on: Saturday 02 December 17 07:41 GMT (UK) »
Morning All,

I seem to remember seeing somewhere someone mentioning a free account on Ancestry.co.uk. Is that a thing or am I making it up?

I'm looking for a way I can get the monthly newsletter and more importantly, notice of up coming offers such as free access to fold 3 over remembrance weekend (that I missed until the week after).

Thanks for the help,

Michael
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:10 GMT (UK) »
I have an account, but no longer pay a subscription! ;D
But I think you have to have a subscription first?
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:26 GMT (UK) »
Ok thanks.

I'm in the same situation with FindMyPast.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:28 GMT (UK) »
This article explains how to create a free Ancestry account:

https://familyhistorydaily.com/genealogy-resources/ancestry-com-offers-600-free-searchable-collections/

Although this refers to the .com version of the site, when I tested the provided link (in a private browsing session, as I already have a paid account) it prompted me to redirect to the .co.uk site.

I didn't proceed further, but hopefully this is what you need.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:30 GMT (UK) »
You can take up their free offer when you start with Ancestry and cancel the renewal payment before the end of the trial period. Or their is the guest account you need to get someone to invite you to their family tree and if you are not already a member it ask you to sign up

For the newsletter click your user name and in email preferences their is an option to tick to receive the newsletter hth Wendy

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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:31 GMT (UK) »
I'm in the same situation with FindMyPast.

The relevant FindMyPast .co.uk page is titled "Register for free" and provides a checkbox to opt in/out to newsletter subscription, which looks like a more straightforward approach.

https://www.findmypast.co.uk/register
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:35 GMT (UK) »
Rattus that sounds like exactly what I am after, I'm just about to head out for the morning but I'll try it this afternoon.

Wendy I do have a friend with an account so if it doesn't work I'll try that.

Thanks a lot everyone.

Michael
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 02 December 17 09:55 GMT (UK) »
There is also the possibility of using Ancestry Library Edition at your local library?
Some libraries also offer a similar FindMyPast offer.

North Shields Library offers access to both! ;D
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Re: Is there such a thing as a free Ancestry.co.uk account?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 December 17 12:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Wendy, I do use the library ones but I want the newsletter emails as well
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