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Sharon

Sharon Report 5 Apr 2013 15:05

:-( I don't use FMP so looks like I miss this one. Sounds like a great resource though, hopefully it will be added on here soon :-)

I am quite new to all of this, am I allowed to ask if you all subscribe to lots of sites? I'm not looking for recommendations, costs or anything like that, just out of curiosity as at the moment I'm more than happy with GR!

Thanks,
Sharon

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Apr 2013 15:23

Most of the people who help out on the boards also subscribe to either Ancestry, or Findmypast and if feeling flush, both!

Each have their strengths and weaknesses as does GR and compliment each other.

All these sites including GR hold census 1841-1911 and the gro index. They each have other records unique to themselves. It really depends on your area of research for you to decide if one is preferable to another.

You can usually look at their databases without subscribing, or make 'free' searches, then ask on here for a look-up if you think the results might be relevant.

It's always worth googling the area + parish records as there may be free resources on the net.

Always consider
https://www.familysearch.org/
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/
http://www.freereg.org.uk/
plus a host of others!

This thread lists a host of FH sites

Useful sites; please add
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1162069

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 6 Apr 2013 16:53

Thank so much for the info. Paid for some credits and found addresses of some family and old friends I have been looking for.

:-D :-D :-D

Sharon

Sharon Report 16 Apr 2013 20:44

Thank you Detective, that's really useful.

Sorry for the delay in responding, I couldn't find this thread again when I logged back in!

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 17 Apr 2013 08:36

Hi Sharon, to find any threads you have either started or contributed to go to 'My Threads' which is listed under 'Tools' on the right of the page.

Wendy