Free UK Genealogy is exactly that - FREE.

Free UK Genealogy is a registered charity, and our sole purpose is to provide free access to family history. We believe that you shouldn't have to pay for access to your family history, and that providing free access is the best way to preserve this rich source of information for future generations.

We have one of the largest public transcription projects in the world, and as a consequence running costs are high.

Donated funds keep our servers running, allow us to provide effective support to our volunteers, and identify new sources of family history information for you to access. We have big plans for more transcription projects, but we need your donations.

Please help us to keep history free. 

How to Help

There are a variety of ways you can help, from volunteering to shopping online.

If you are interested in non-cash ways of helping, please find out more about how to help here.

If you want to donate money, and are a UK tax payer, we can reclaim 25% extra - at no cost to you - using the Gift Aid scheme. The links and buttons on this page assume you are giving us permission to claim Gift Aid.

If you are not eligible, or prefer not to make a Gift Aid declaration, please click here to make a donation WITHOUT Gift AidYou can check your eligibility on the Gift Aid declaration associated with the form near the bottom of this page.

How to Donate


To make a regular or one-off donation by MyDonate, please visit our page where you can choose how much you would like to donate by Visa, Mastercard or Maestro.

MyDonate does not take any commission, and we have not had to pay a set up fee, or any monthly charges.  

Go Cardless

Would you like to make a regular donation by direct debit?

We've set out regular amounts below, simply click on the monthly (Gift Aid) amount you would like to pay in order to visit our Go Cardless pages:

£2 per month £5 per month £10 per month

£20 per month £50 per month £100 per month

Thank you. You're able to cancel the direct debit at any point.

To pay another amount from a UK pounds bank account, or to pay from a Euro or Swedish Krone account, please contact us and we will manually set up the payment. Go Cardless regret that payment from other currencies' accounts are not available yet.

Go Cardless charges a small commission on payments.


To make a regular or one-off donation by PayPal, please click the button below. PayPal charges a small commission on your donation (amount depends on source currency).

Prefer to donate cash in other ways?

You can also donate by Bank Transfer or cheque. If you choose to do so, please read the Gift Aid Declaration and if your donation is eligible, fill in the form below.

(e.g. Mrs, Dr, Mr, Ms, etc.)

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Electronic Transfer (UK only)

Funds can be transferred direct to Free UK Genealogy's bank account using internet banking.

Account Details:

  • Sort Code: 40-52-40 
  • Account Number: 00025629 
  • Account Name: Free UK Genealogy


Cheques made payable to Free UK Genealogy can be sent to:

Erw Wen
SA19 8DT
United Kingdom

Thank you for your support!