FOR THE LAST TIME EVER?
FREE ACCESS TO THE 1911 ENGLAND & WALES CENSUS!
Findmypast are allowing FREE access to the 1911 Census and ALL the other resources for which you'd normally need a subscription, but only while England are playing in the World Cup. There's also a great opportunity to save 15% on ALL findmypast subscriptions - see below for full details (offer ends Sunday).
England's fourth game (which could quite possibly be their last, judging by the bookmakers' odds) is on Sunday 27th June, and the free access will be for any continuous 90 minute period you choose between 9am on Sunday morning and 9am on Monday morning. You must register - if you haven't already done so - before midnight on Saturday.
To be on the safe side you need to start by 7.30am on Monday to make sure you get your full 90 minutes, though you might be lucky if you log-in after 7.30 but before 9am. My advice is to sign in sooner rather than later, just in case there is a last-minute rush. The period before, during, and after the match is likely to be exceptionally busy - so avoid this if you possibly can.
IMPORTANT: these are all London times, so you need to adjust them to your local time - see below for some examples.
Check this page for the latest news, just in case there any changes to the arrangements.
Time differences - North America
New York is 5 hours behind London, and California is 8 hours behind. Thus the free access will begin and end at 4am if you are on the East Coast, and 1am if you are on the West Coast. This means that wherever you are in mainland North America you can choose anytime on Sunday morning, afternoon, or evening.
Time differences - Australia and New Zealand
If you are in Australia or New Zealand you are almost half a day ahead of London. This means that for most of you the offer will start on Sunday evening and end on Monday evening. For example, Auckland is 11 hours ahead, so the offer will start at 8pm on Sunday, and end 8pm on Monday. Sydney is 9 hours ahead, so the offer will start and end at 6pm. In Perth, which is only 7 hours ahead of London the offer will run from 4pm Sunday to 4pm Monday.
Click here to visit the special offer page at the findmypast site. You will need to register at least 9 hours before the offer commences if you haven't already done so; if you have already registered at findmypast you won't need to register again, but I suggest you log-on well ahead of time to make sure that you have the right password.
Of course, at findmypast you can search free at any time, so you don't have to wait for the offer period to start - and the more you can do in advance, the better use you'll make of the 90 minutes of free access. But once you sign in during the offer period you have just 90 minutes to look up the records and save them - in this game there is no half-time, no stoppages, and no time added on!
REMEMBER TO MAKE A NOTE OF THE CENSUS REFERENCES!
I recommend that you read my article on the 1911 Census on the Help & Advice page at the LostCousins site, as it has lots of tips to help you get more out of the census. It also shows you where to find the census references - which are absolutely essential when it comes to entering your relatives on your My Ancestors page.
AND DON'T LOG-IN UNTIL YOU'RE READY TO START SEARCHING!
If you've chosen to be logged-in automatically when you visit the findmypast site, then your 90 minutes will start the moment you visit the site.
SAVE 15% AT FINDMYPAST…
… AND GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO LOSTCOUSINS
Unfortunately opportunities for free access to the findmypast site are soon coming to an end. But the good news is that for a limited period you can save 15% on ANY findmypast subscription and get a free LostCousins subscription worth at least £10.
To take advantage of this offer you'll need to click here to go to the findmypast site. Register if you haven't already done so, then go to the Subscribe page. Type the discount code findmyfather in the Promotional Codes box to see the discounted prices, then choose your preferred subscription - note that 12 month subscriptions are the best value.
When you receive your email receipt from findmypast send a copy to LostCousins - and I'll give you a free 12 month subscription (normally £10 for a single subscription, or £12.50 for a couple).
Make sure you check this page and click on the link above immediately BEFORE subscribing. If you don't do this, LostCousins won't receive a commission from findmypast, and I won't be able to award your free LostCousins subscription. Thank you for your support.
THIS OFFER ENDS AT MIDNIGHT (LONDON TIME) ON SUNDAY 27TH JUNE
PS if you arrive at this page after the offer has closed, please contact me at LostCousins just in case I have news of other offers that are available.