• Join our 'Brick Wall SWAT Team'

    We have been inundated with responses so have closed for this year. ___________________________________________________

    Can you spend some time on Saturday March 7th, and in the run-up, to help researchers break down their brick walls with our records?

    Do you love donning your detective hat to help people push their family trees back a generation? We're holding a 'Genealo-thon' on Saturday the 7th March, for Open Data Day 2020 (link opens in new tab) and are looking for a team of 'Brick-Wall-Bashers' to use the records in FreeBMD, FreeCEN and FreeREG to help break down some of our researchers' brick walls.

    Things to note: 

    • You do not have to be a Free UK Genealogy volunteer to join the Brick Wall SWAT Team.
    • We will attempt a manageable number of cases. 
    • Help is provided on a voluntary basis and dependent upon the records we have available in our databases. 
    • While we will do our best, success cannot be guaranteed and we reserve the right not to progress any question which has insufficent information.

    If you have the time, family history experience, and knowledge of how to use our websites, please register to help using the form below.

    There's more information about the challenge here: https://www.freeukgenealogy.or... but iIf you have any questions, send them to info@freeukgenealogy.org.uk

  • Brick Wall Challenge: Open Data Day 2020

    We have been inundated with responses so have closed for this year.


    We're holding a 'Genealo-thon' on Saturday the 7th March, using our records to help break down your brick walls.

    Why not get some fresh eyes on your Brick Wall Ancestor? This year for Open Data Day we're hosting a Brick Wall Challenge! Send us as much information as you have on your 'brick wall' ancestor (BWA) and the Free UK Genealogy community will try to help you push that ancestral line back a generation using our freely available Open Data.

    Use the form below to tell us as much as you can about your BWA and if your application is progressed we will be in touch!

    When sending us a FamilySearch tree link, please make sure the focus is on your brick wall ancestor, or other ancestor; if it is on yourself, we won't be able to view your tree.

    If you'd like to be involved from the other side, to help break down the Brick Walls, this is the page for you: https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/news/2020/02/14/brick-wall-team/