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TheBlackKnight Report 4 Apr 2013 22:23

Reggie I kind of agree with your following statment... GR MUST be up front with people paying the extra subs about EXACTLY what they can get on here

only I would have written... GR MUST be up front with people paying the extra subs about EXACTLY what they WILL get on here.

It's about time GR was honest with the paying members they have & the new up & coming members they may have.

It may be a good idea if GR was to sort out the problems they have with the site befor worrying about what they will call the new membership packages & uping the membership fees.


JANE Report 10 Apr 2013 14:55

I agree wth Chris

Free - As it is at the present

Community Subscription - Access to everything but the records.

Full Subscription - Access to all the site offers....No restrictions.

Yesteryears Genealogy


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Apr 2013 04:21

Are we ever going to get feedback from GR on the suggestions made on these threads???


Sally Report 11 Apr 2013 21:32

I do not care what they are called

as long as they work

all I get is the error message

sally w

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jan 2014 21:43

Any decisions made?


JoonieCloonie Report 8 Jan 2014 23:58

When I subscribed a few weeks ago it was expressly in order to be able to communicate with members about genetic genealogy projects I am involved in. I was really quite amazed at the price charged just to be able to post messages and contact members via tree searches.

Messages can be posted at numerous other sites for no charge, and the boards are infinitely better organized and have much better features. And trees can be searched more fully and messages sent for no charge elsewhere as well. I pay for access to a range of records elsewhere, and there are other free resources like FreeBMD besides, so I subscribed here simply on the no stone unturned theory to look for potential project participants.

I now see in the description you linked to:

'You’ll enjoy the same features as the Platinum package, but you only get access to the non-indexed births, marriage and death records.'

I have no idea what that even means. (Does it really mean that by paying here, you get less than you get free of charge at FreeBMD?) Would a person considering a subscription here have any better idea?

As the two 'memberships' are really completely different animals, I think they should have completely different names.

'Platinum' is an actual subscription -- to access records -- as well as allowing for communication. Its functions are: research and communication.

'Standard' provides access to the communication and tree-making functions and is not a subscription to anything of any significance. Its function is: communication.

So I'd see the distinction as something like

Family Research
Family Connections

And I certainly agree that calling something 'Platinum' and then charging extra for access to some available records on top is misleading. Platinum implies 'get it all'. Unless there is a Diamond subscription or something.

Community Manager

Community Manager Advisor Report 9 Jan 2014 10:34

Thank you for your suggestion JoonieCloonie.




Inky1 Report 10 Jan 2014 17:47

Worldwide membership of Ancestry means just that. If they have it I can view it. Even if it is put up on the site after I have renewed.
Platinum membership on here means that I have to pay to see some of the records all of the time.

There are ‘worldwide’ records coming up on FMP.COM (don’t know if they are also available on FMP.CO.UK??)

I would like to know what the future plans are for GR vis-à-vis FMP COM & UK?


David Report 10 Jan 2014 23:28

This chat is about renaming the packages. I seem to recall reading somewhere that consideration is being given to renaming Genes Reunited as DC Thomson Family History.