To celebrate Remembrance Weekend, FindMyPast is offering free access to most of their records from noon (GMT) on Friday, 7 November to 11:59am (GMT) on Monday, 10 November.
Use the time to explore their collections of UK parish records, historical newspaper pages, military records and passenger lists.
I used FindMyPast to research much of the information about John Hamilton Hall and his family, including census records and military records relating to his service in the East India Company's Bengal Infantry from 1819 to 1838.
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In some respects, FindMyPast is easier to search than Ancestry so give the FindMyPast Free Weekend a whirl and add a comment below if you find something interesting.