My pal Christina has a great piece for anyone who’s an ancestry subscriber. Go check it out:
Every so often, Ancestry.com will run special promotions where they offer free access to select historical record collections. At the time of this writing, they are currently running the promo for record collections from the Original 13 Colonies for Independence Day weekend, but the advice below will serve as well for any other free access promotion they offer in the future.
This post is most beneficial to Ancestry users with existing accounts and fairly extensive family trees who do not currently have a paid subscription. If you are new to Ancestry, the information won’t be as helpful because it might be easier for you to use the individual search option that Ancestry already provides.