Free Global Records on Through Nov. 19

By Diane Haddad

I just got word that is offering free access to select global records for a limited time.

The offer corresponds with this week’s “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” which features the Greek roots of Tina Fey and David Sedaris. It airs Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m./7 central on PBS. sponsors the show.

I ran a few test searches to get an idea of what’s included, and it looks like mostly births and baptisms, marriages, and deaths and burials from FamilySearch (obtained as part of the records partnership announced last year).

The free access ends Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 11:59 p.m. ET. You’ll need a free basic account to view matching records. (If you don’t already have a free account, run a search and you’ll be prompted to set one up when you click to view a record.)

Click to start searching’s free global records.