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Findmypast free weekends and free trials - frequently asked questions

What is a free weekend and how does it work?

From time to time, we open up access to Findmypast completely free of charge to encourage more people to explore their family history. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about the next free weekend. To use Findmypast during a free weekend, you simply need to sign up. Once you’re signed up, log in during the free period and you’ll be able to access all the records and features that would normally be included in a paid subscription.

How does the Findmypast free trial work?

Before you buy, you can try Findmypast completely free for 14 days. Simply visit the free trial page and select the membership option you’d like to try. Payment card details are required at the outset of a Findmypast free trial to ensure continued access to the site when your trial ends. After 14 days, your free trial will automatically renew as a full-price subscription and payment will be taken from your card. You can easily opt-out of auto-renew in your account during your free trial. Free trials are only available to new members and are limited to one per registered email address. You won’t be able to trial all of our subscription options so make sure you choose carefully.

How do I find my family’s records?

Our search tools are simple yet powerful. Just type in any information you have on family members and see what results come back. If you get stuck, take a look at this handy guide on using the site.

I’ve found my ancestor's record. Now what?

Keep searching, the potential discoveries are endless. You could uncover family milestones in our birth, marriage and death records, find your ancestors at school or work, or track their travels in ship manifests. And, if you haven’t already, preserve and share all this amazing detail in our online family tree builder.