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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 22 April 20 22:59 BST (UK) »
They sent me two verification emails simultaneously, clicking on the first got that same error message, but the second one worked.
Although when I went to sign in, they then wouldn't accept my password and I had to reset it (yes, I was already registered)

Finally all seems to be OK, and I have even managed to download a record!
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 22 April 20 23:05 BST (UK) »
Tried 5 times now! Still no joy.
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 22 April 20 23:08 BST (UK) »
Tried 5 times now! Still no joy.

I couldn't get signed in at first,then realised that I had to accept their terms and conditions on the right of the page.

Like John, I too have managed to download a record and found that a male ancestor of mine at age 23 was only 4ft 11 inches!!!
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 23 April 20 13:36 BST (UK) »
I have sucessfully registered and downloaded a number of free items. Well done TNA!

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #22 on: Friday 24 April 20 01:17 BST (UK) »
I've registered, verified and have had a quick search using some family keywords. Looks promising esp some ww2 home guard stuff. Going to dig out my research to check they might actually be my lot tomorrow then download . Exciting .
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #23 on: Friday 24 April 20 07:12 BST (UK) »
Re: Durham Home Guard records.
In case anyone doesn't realise, you can use the preview facility to check the record. Though they are heavily watermarked, you can open the preview full screen and zoom in to make sure that the details match what you know.
I've done that for a while, both when I have paid for the records in the past and yesterday when I got another couple.

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« Reply #24 on: Friday 24 April 20 08:19 BST (UK) »
Re: Durham Home Guard records.
In case anyone doesn't realise, you can use the preview facility to check the record. Though they are heavily watermarked, you can open the preview full screen and zoom in to make sure that the details match what you know.
I've done that for a while, both when I have paid for the records in the past and yesterday when I got another couple.

Boo

Thanks for that tip Boo.
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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #25 on: Friday 24 April 20 09:23 BST (UK) »
I thought I had registered a few years ago but had forgotten my password. When  a reset was not forthcoming I simply registered again with no difficulty.

I have now downloaded 3 records, all from the "Country Court Death Duty Registers 1796-1811". These are really helpful records (pity that there is such a short time frame)  as they provide a summary of the provisions of the wills involved and importantly list the names of the legatees and their relationship with the testator.  I am fortunate in that my area of interest is Durham and so can compare with the wills on familysearch. However in one case the will is not online and so this death duty register is the only source as to the wills content.

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Dent (Haltwhistle and Sacriston), Bell and Jetson (Haltwhistle), Postle, Ward, Longstaff, Purvis, Manners, Parnaby and Hardy (Co. Durham), Kennedy and McRobert (Banffshire), Reid(Bathgate), Watson (Wemyss), Graham (Libberton), Sandilands (Carmichael), Munro (Dingwall)

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Re: National Archives Digitised records to be free while the NA is closed
« Reply #26 on: Friday 24 April 20 09:43 BST (UK) »
Re: Durham Home Guard records.
In case anyone doesn't realise, you can use the preview facility to check the record. Though they are heavily watermarked, you can open the preview full screen and zoom in to make sure that the details match what you know.
I've done that for a while, both when I have paid for the records in the past and yesterday when I got another couple.

Boo

Thanks for that tip Boo.

I assume that other records have a similar preview (though am not sure about that). No matter if I am paying, or at the mo getting them for free, its well worth making sure that I am getting the right record - both to save money and to ease the load on the servers and stay within the fair usage limits.
Its good of TNA to give us some records for free, but, of necessity, they do have limits.

Boo