Subscription genealogy site World Vital Records.com is offering free access to celebrate the addition of the most records in a single day since the site’s 2006 launch.
Get free access from August 11 (that’s today!) through August 13. You’ll still need a free registration, so type your info into the pop-up window you get when you first visit the hope page. (If you accidentally close that window and try a search and then click on a match, you’ll be asked to subscribe, so just go back to the home page and reload it.)
New records include
- US newspapers dating from 1759 through 1923, including the New York Times and titles from the West and Midwest
- immigration records of more than 150,000 passengers who arrived on nearly 8,000 ships at the port of New York from 1820 to 1832
- university yearbooks from the late 1800 to mid 1950 from E-Yearbook.com
- Vital records, military records and tax lists from New England and Atlantic states
See World Vital Record’s announcement for more details.
Look for our World Vital Records Web guide in the November 2009 Family Tree Magazine, on newsstands Sept. 8. The guide also will be available as a digital download from Family Tree Shop.
Update: World Vital Records has expanded the free access until midnight Aug. 18.