For the next two days worldvitalrecords.com will allow people to sign up for free access, and you don’t have to use a credit card to do it. I decided to give it a try and see what new and interesting facts I might find. This would give me the chance to see if there were records available here that I didn’t currently have access to.
I started by randomly inputting names from off the top of my head to see the results. The results included social security numbers, military records and birth records. These were the same records that my membership to ancestry.com provides. I searched the newspaper articles that were available and found that they were some of the ones found on newspaperarchive.com and there is a link to newspaperarchive.com’s web site on the results page. I currently have a subscription to newspaperarchives.com web site which seems to have a more complete selection of papers available.
For me the purchase of this subscription wouldn’t buy me anything that I don’t currently pay for with my other subscriptions. For those just starting out this might be a good purchase, the prices seem to be a good deal cheaper with still a large selection of information available.