Ancestry.com is offering free access to birth, marriage and death records—US records-only through midnight ET October 6, 2014 (only US records resulted for the records search I tried before posting). You will have to register with username and password to access the records. If you have previously registered you may use that user name and password.
To access the records go to: http://tinyurl.com/p2mjw8e
This offer does NOT require you providing your credit card information.
When you fill in the information of name, location etc. in the search box it will take you to a new window with results. Be aware that once you are on the page with results, above the results is a box that states click here for a free subscription—that is their 14-day free trial where you must provide your credit card information. Do not click on that link unless you want their 14-day subscription for their entire database and give them your credit card. The 14-day free trial is NOT the offer that I am posting about and to access the birth, marriage and death records that are free access through October 6.
This Ancestry free b,m,d records offer is to encourage people to watch Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS Tuesday evenings 8:00 PM/7PM Central. (Check your local directory for your local PBS station).
Ancestry.com is a supporter of Finding Your Roots. The September 30 program features Derrek Jeter, Rebecca Logo and Billie Jean King. We never know what the stories reveal...last week’s story of Gloria Reuben found her father’s family was Jewish from the Jamaican Jewish community. The Jamaican Jewish community-originally immigrated from Spain in 1492 due to the Inquisition. All of this is related on last week’s episode. You can watch previous episodes on your computer at:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/. You will have to register on PBS to watch the previous episodes…its free. When you click to watch an episode you will be prompted on how to register.
I have no affiliation with Ancestry.com and am posting this solely for the information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee