FREE Database Trial for 'Find My Past'

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The Urbana Free Library patrons will have FREE access to over 8 billion Find My Past records from March 2 – April 1, 2020

Find My Past offers:

  • The most extensive U.S. marriage collection online
  • Exclusive U.S. Catholic parish register collection
  • British and Irish parish records, censuses, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records
  • British military records, 1704-1945
  • The British Newspaper Archive, home to the largest collection of historical (1708-2009) British and Irish newspapers online
  • Access to PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index), the largest and most widely used index to genealogy and local history magazines, newsletters, and journals—including many held at The Urbana Free Library.

Access to the free trial is only available at dedicated computers within the Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library. During this trial period, please let Archives staff know what you think about this database!