- go to the Ancestry website (there are several, all with different endings ... e.g. Ancestry.com, Ancestry.co.uk, etc)
- click on Start Free Trial (note: you will NOT be starting a free trial)
- fill in your details, create a password, tick the SECOND box only, and click CONTINUE
- ignore everything on the next page - do NOT sign up for a subscription. Instead, just click on the Ancestry logo in the top left
- Welcome to your free account - you can start building a free family tree. You won't be able to see any records or anyone else's family tree but this is a start at least.
If you ever want to delete your account, do the following:
- sign in to your account
- click here (or paste this into your browser) ... https://www.ancestry.co.uk/account/delete
- enter your password and click the green CONTINUE button
- follow the steps - they will send you an email with a Verification Code. Copy and paste this into the box and click Continue - your account will be deleted.