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To help the nation commemorate VE Day on Friday (8 May), all historical records on family history website Ancestry will be free from Monday 4 May to Sunday 10 May.

The 75th anniversary of VE Day will take place on Friday 8 May, marking 75 years since Winston Churchill declared a national holiday to celebrate the news that the World War Two – and nearly six years of fighting in Europe – had come to an end.

This free access gives people the chance to discover more about their family’s involvement in the World War Two, the roles they played in a time of need and the personal stories that lie behind that period of history.

Ancestry hosts the UK’s largest online collection of family history documents with more than two billion searchable records. Millions of these records are specifically from World War Two, which can help people discover the everyday experiences of soldiers on the frontline as well as all the people back home who lived through rationing, evacuation, and led the vital efforts on the home front.

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briansmith13050
briansmith1305022 days ago

Supplied my fathers exact details, no trace. Glad I didn't pay for that !!

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jazzters
jazzters22 days ago

briansmith13050 Agreed! Full search criteria entered and it produced nothing. Great “freebie “, Ancestry 🙄

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

jazzters I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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CharlieT
CharlieT22 days ago

Thanks for sharing. I have wanted to this but never got round to it. I will now it's free!

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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scottmax79
scottmax7921 days ago

I know my mother used ancestry along with other resources, I think she went back as far as the 1700s. It would be interesting to pick where she left off. Thanks for sharing 🍻👌

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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nicolebarr225
nicolebarr22521 days ago

Tried to get my grandparents records and I got nothing. I tried their names and nicknames they used and they were showing me people with completely different first or surnames. I'm glad I didn't pay for it because it was very frustrating and after almost four hours I have given up on finding them.

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JulieAndre39773
JulieAndre39773
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20 days ago

I am really sorry for this, it did say free when I posted. Obviously it isn't 🤔

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nicolebarr225
nicolebarr22520 days ago

No it is free but I'm saying I wouldn't have paid for it if it wasn't as I didn't find anything on there. Sorry for the confusion JulieAndre39773

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