If you have ancestors who went off to America then you will be pleased to hear that for a limited time Ancestry is offering their American records free. This is all to do with the launch of the images from the 1940 census. Here is what they say …..
We‘re celebrating our American cousins for the next nine days. To mark our launch of the page images from the 1940 US census, we‘ve made all our American records covering the ‘1940 era’ completely FREE!*
From 2nd-10th April, anyone can search and view over 750 million records from 139 different collections. These include birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, military records and even the entire 1930 U.S. Census!
*The collections will be available to search for free on 00.01 BST on 02 April 2012 until 11.59 BST 10 April 2012. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.