American Ancestors, a service by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is offering free access to all its online databases—including the recently released Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880—from Tuesday, July 10, through Tuesday, July 17.
You do need to be registered as a Guest Member in order to search the databases, but there is no charge and no credit card required to access its more than 1.4 billion names on file. Useful to all searching for American records, it is particularly valuable to those with a New England heritage. And it offers a free trial for those may wish to join American Ancestors.
About the NEHGS: "New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our staff, original scholarship, data-rich website, educational opportunities, and research center to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.
"We offer family history researchers the most-used genealogical society website in the world. AmericanAncestors.org provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online."