There's good news from those fab people at English Heritage! If you're looking for a gift membership for people who love a day out and enjoy discovering history and exploring historical venues and some lovely gardens, this could be a great gift membership.
Genes Reunited is a great place to start easily building your family tree, with millions of simple-to-search records. There’s an active community on hand to share useful hints on tracing your ancestry with their birth, marriage, death, military, census, parish and overseas records. Plus you'll have access to 200 years of fascinating historical newspapers with the British Newspaper Archive.
Genes Reunited's historical record sets include:
Census Records 1841-1911
Birth, marriage & death indexes 1837-2006, and birth, marriage & death records for British subjects overseas 1761-2005
Military Records dating from 1656 to 2005, including WW1 and WW2 records
Parish baptisms, marriages and burials dating back to 1538
Travel and migration records, including Passenger Lists leaving the UK between 1890-1960
How to claim your offer:
Visit the Subscription page and select their 12 month plan
Hit "subscribe" and add any additional features
Enter the code PLAT50 at checkout.
The offer expires on 17 February 2019 so don't miss out!
The British Library's collection of historical newspapers has newspapers from 1603 to the present day, from Britain and further afield. There are over 600,000 bound volumes of newspapers and over 300,000 reels of microfilm (occupying a further 13 kilometres, or 8 miles, of shelving). Until now, the only way to see these newspapers was to visit the British Library and it wasn't possible to search them.
Thousands of newspaper pages are being added every week, The British Newspaper Archive currently has newspapers dating from 1710 - 1954 and over 300 titles, so it's a tremendous resource for anyone who loves history.
They've now digitised and published over 30 million historical newspaper pages in the British Newspaper Archive. To celebrate, they are giving 30% off any 12-month subscription. But be quick - the offer ends on 13 February.
Please note Offer expires at 11.59pm (GMT) on 13 February 2019. After the initial subscription period, your subscription will be automatically renewed at the usual price unless you un-tick the 'auto-renew my subscription box' in the My Account section of the site. This discount can only be used once per person. Terms & Conditions apply.