Saturday, June 12, 2010

Find my Past - Free offer during the World Cup when England is playing.

 Find my Past is having a free offer during specific time periods  during the coming week.

I learned about this over at Librarians Helping Canadians Climb Family Trees. Now the only time  you can view the images for free are during the times England are playing a match at the World Cup. The schedule can be found here and you can convert it to your time zone. Find my Past suggests that you register in advance (free) so that you do not waste any precious time during the match time.

I have no connections to Find my Past but I do have English ancestry. Two matches are scheduled for England. I hope I can work them into my schedule.

© 2010 Janet Iles


  1. I hope you're having better luck than I am Janet. After having got out of bed at 6 am (on a Sunday) and now an hour and three-quarters later, I have managed to download a total of 7 images. That after having prepped myself yesterday by searching all the indexes beforehand, so I wouldn't waste time. All rather frustrating. The site must be getting VERY heavy usage ... ergo there are a lot of people around the world who aren't much interested in whether England wins or loses.

  2. Brett, I didn't get to the point of having any images. It was so slow, I decided I would be better off using my time this afternoon by going to the library to do client research on microfilmed newspapers.

  3. Well I got a few more images in the end, but for three hours' work, I haven't got much to show. Oh well, I suppose beggars can't be choosers.


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