This Remembrance Weekend, we want to help everyone find their First World War ancestors and learn more about their family history.

So we’re delighted to announce that this Remembrance Weekend, we’ll be opening up our archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. That means that between 11pm on Friday, November 7th and 11pm on Monday, November 10th (AEDT), absolutely everyone will have access to all our historical records, including:

  • Millions of birth, marriage and death records
  • Census, land and substitute records from the US, UK, Ireland and Australia
  • Millions of newspaper pages from all over the world
  • Travel and migration records
  • Military records from all over the world, including World War 1 records

As well as millions of other records that will give everyone the opportunity to explore their family history this Remembrance Weekend.

Learn more about our Free Weekend

Findmypast Live Broadcast

This Saturday 8th November, we will be hosting our first ever Live Broadcast - a series of short, live presentations from our resident family history experts and special guests that will ensure you get the most out of your free Findmypast World access. To find out more about our Live Broadcast, visit our Livestream page, read the programme and speaker biographies on our blog, or follow us on Twitter throughout the day using the hashtag #FMPLive.

If you’re a Findmypast Local customer, you’ll be given free access throughout the weekend to all of our international records, so you can research any of your ancestors who may have moved around the world. Because we don’t want anyone to miss out, we’ll be adding three free days to Findmypast World 12 month subscriptions, meaning everyone has a weekend on the house.

If you have any questions regarding our free weekend or Live Broadcast, let us know on Facebook or Twitter, or contact our dedicated support team at We hope you enjoy exploring all our records for free, and discover more about your family's history this Remembrance day weekend!