Last night I wrote that the free access at Ancestry wasn't working. I decided to give it another try this morning, and it appears that whatever the problem was last night, it has now been fixed, as I am now able to view the records without using my credits.
So much for the free access to Australian records at Ancestry for the whole weekend. I went back in to the site to search more records today, and was prompted to sign up for a subscription. My Pay-per-view subscription expired today, so I tried resubscribing to the the pay-per-view option. Although I can view the index entries, as… Continue reading Ancestry free weekend update
This week, the surname I am focusing on is Harley. This was my paternal grandmother’s surname. My grandmother was Ivy May Harley. She was born 6 September 1890 at South Melbourne in the Colony of Victoria (Australia). She married my grandfather John Ernest Whimpey on 22 September 1914 at the Methodist Church in Kilcunda, Victoria,… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Harley
If you have ancestors/relatives in Australia, the range of databases Ancestry offers that aren’t available for free elsewhere is greater than that of FindMyPast. I decided to test this out by seeing what records were available on FindMyPast and on Ancestry for my maiden name: Whimpey. FindMyPast, in their Census, Land & Surveys section, only… Continue reading Making the most of the Ancestry and FindMyPast free weekend