Friday, 29 June 2012

Weekend shorts

Marking Canada Day
To mark Canada Day, Ancestry.ca is making its Canadian records available for free, images 'n' all, until Monday 2 July, so this weekend's a great time for stopping in and searching for ancestral 'famine' emigrants who survived the transatlantic crossing and settled in Canada.

The offer isn't necessarily easy to 'get at', at least not from this side of the Atlantic. I found that I had to go direct to Ancestry.ca and click on the promotion's big red and white advert. Alternatively, change your 'collection' criteria on the main search panel to Canada.

You'll need to be a registered guest, but you don't need to sign up for a 14-day free trial, or give credit card details.


Disruption to the PRONI website
On the morning of Saturday 30 June the PRONI website will be unavailable for a short time to allow work to be done on the server. The downtime should last no longer than 10-20 minutes.


FindMyPast UK 10% discount
A quickie reminder that the 10% discount offer from
Find My Past UK will expire on Sunday 1 July. Grab yourself a saving on a subscription or a chunk of pay-as-you-go credits by quoting the promo code JUN10OFF when you order.