Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

free Canadian records ancestry - query

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

mgnv

mgnv Report 28 Jun 2013 17:06

They're free until 5am Wed UK time.

However, of the censuses, only 1871 is free on Ancestry.
1871 (thru 1916) is free anyways (but not tree-linkable) via:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-911.009-e.html

Thelma

Thelma Report 28 Jun 2013 15:21

I have a free tree on Ancestry.
As far as I can tell the Canadian records are also free on .co.uk
So no need to log into both sites.
Edit
I logged into the Canadian site with my UK username and password and there are the free records and my UK tree.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 28 Jun 2013 14:58

IT WORKED!!
Thanks so much Anne.
Jan :-D

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 27 Jun 2013 22:05

I am Editor to the tree of a friend who has a Basic UK Sub.
As I have a WW sub, I can ( and do) update hers with overseas records from my acct.

Therefore, theoretically, option1 should work!

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jun 2013 19:16

Thank you Anne.
I shall have a go at the first option - brilliant tip, thanks!
Jan x

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 27 Jun 2013 17:41

Hi Brummiejan,

There is a sneaky way to do this.
If you recall, when you send an invite, you can make your invitee "editor"

Send an invite to your Canadian Freebie username from your UK acct, making your "Invitee" an editor.

From your "Canadian" freebie acct, access the tree that you are now an editor of... and you can update.

Easy to do.... but crazy to explain.

Alternative option:

Export a gedcom from your UK tree.
Upload it to your Freebie acct.
Update the freebie with Canadian records.
When done, export the updated gedcom and re upload as your UK one


Anne

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jun 2013 16:30

Hi Folks.
I have had an email re. above - lasts till 2nd July I think.
This posting is by way of both info and a plea for help!
As I normally have only a UK sub, I cannot see a way to attach these records to anybody on my tree. I have used similar offers before, and just opened as a new member, and them emailed records to myself!
But ideally I would have liked to access the records with my usual account so I can attach them.
Does any clever person know if/how this is possible please?
Many thanks
Jan