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Title: Free access on Fold3
Post by: ChrissieL on Thursday 11 November 21 11:11 GMT (UK)
I'm not sure if this has already been flagged up but I've just had an email through to say there is free access to Fold3 this weekend...up until Sunday midnight

Chris
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: jonw65 on Thursday 11 November 21 11:19 GMT (UK)
Brilliant, Chris. Thank you!
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Jool on Thursday 11 November 21 11:37 GMT (UK)
Thanks for posting this Chris, I have a few things lined up to view on Fold3.

This will keep me busy while Findmypast are sorting the problem of accessing their records  ::)
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: rosie17 on Thursday 11 November 21 11:38 GMT (UK)
Brilliant news  :D

Rosie
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Ellenmai on Thursday 11 November 21 13:53 GMT (UK)
Thanks for letting us all know Chris. What day does it start, have you got a link or do we have to access it through Ancestry.com?
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: ChrissieL on Thursday 11 November 21 14:07 GMT (UK)
The email just says free access this weekend until 14 November. Registration is required.
It doesn't say you have to go through Ancestry

Chris
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Ellenmai on Thursday 11 November 21 14:11 GMT (UK)
Thanks Chris
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 November 21 15:37 GMT (UK)
Well good luck with that, I was asked to login to Ancestry when I was already logged in, I couldn't remember password so got a new code emailed, used it and created a new password, a message came up "Success"  I pressed continue and got the same login for email and password, I gave up after 3 attempts  each time it asked me to sign in with Ancestry and I got the same login page :(
Carol
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Jool on Thursday 11 November 21 16:00 GMT (UK)
Hi Carol, I first logged into Ancestry and selected the Fold3 record I wanted to view from there.  When I clicked on it I was then asked to log in with my Fold3 login, I could then view the original record.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Pheno on Thursday 11 November 21 16:04 GMT (UK)
Remember to download any Fold3 record to your computer before uploading it to the appropriate person.

I think it has been mentioned with regard to previous access holidays that any record directly attached to an Ancestry person from Fold3 no longer gives the detail once the free holiday period ends.

Pheno
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Jool on Thursday 11 November 21 16:06 GMT (UK)
Remember to download any Fold3 record to your computer before uploading it to the appropriate person.

I think it has been mentioned with regard to previous access holidays that any record directly attached to an Ancestry person from Fold3 no longer gives the detail once the free holiday period ends.

Pheno

Thanks for the reminder, Pheno.  I remember I made that mistake on a previous free access period.
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Treetotal on Thursday 11 November 21 16:13 GMT (UK)
Ok thanks everyone. I didn't think you needed to register with fold 3, I thought it could be accessed with just Ancestry.

Carol
Title: Re: Free access on Fold3
Post by: Nifty1 on Saturday 13 November 21 18:34 GMT (UK)
It is possible to look at some of the docs on fold 3 gratis before this Sunday.
I have just been browsing through it. Although it contains the army records of one of my English ancestors I havenít  found anything else of interest to me.