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hapione Report 17 Jan 2013 07:13

Well versed in the way of the internet, I should never have got started here. But I have and did. Now I'm on the freebie deal which takes a six month subscription at the end of a month. How can I activate it immediately so I can access more extensive data bases? Or do I cancel & set up a monthly subscription? Six month deal has a slight saving. Thanks for any help


LadyScozz Report 17 Jan 2013 08:51

Welcome Hapi ~

I've only got the basic subscription, because most of the GR records are English (they have some Scottish census records). Other members can tell you what records GR have.

I didn't know there was a monthly rate, and you cannot cancel!

You will be automatically renewed at the level you are now on unless you change it. Look at "My Account".


AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2013 16:46

I assume it gives you a months free trial then a six month subscription. But there is more than one type of subscription. You can be standard or you can go for a higher sub. With standard you don't have access to any of the censuses etc. I think you may find more information under terms and conditions right at the bottom of this page. If you want help with finding out things go to the find ancestors board and ask on there, it is where you will find most of the people who do look ups for people.


AnninGlos Report 17 Jan 2013 16:47

There are four categories of membership available for the Genes Reunited Service:

(A) Free Membership;
(B) Standard Membership; or
(C) Gold Membership (only available as a renewal option for existing Gold members); or
(D) Platinum Membership
(E) Free Trial Membership

All prices and offers for membership remain valid as advertised from time to time on the Genes Reunited Service.
(A) Free Members

(i) Core Service Use and Benefits for Free Members.

Free Members may:

(a) use the free facilities available on the Genes Reunited Service to add all or part of their family tree;
(b) search for individuals using criteria specified by the Genes Reunited Service;
(c) receive email messages sent by Standard and Gold Members. These will be sent to your registered email address and can be viewed in the Message Centre on the Genes Reunited Service.

(ii) Non-Core Service Use and Benefits for Free Members.

Free Members may also:

(a) upload photographs and videos. If any photograph or video contains the image of a living person, the member uploading it must obtain the prior consent of that person to the photograph or video appearing on the Genes Reunited Service; and
(b) opt to receive our newsletter or personalised notification emails relating to individuals listed in the Genes Reunited Service or in census records which appear to be a reasonably close match to people included in your family tree.

For full details about our email communications with you please see our Privacy Policy.
(B) Standard Members

(i) Core Service Use and Benefits for Standard Members.

Standard Members may (in addition to the services available to Free Members):

(a) send email messages to members;
(b) view the family trees of other members where express permission has been given by that member.

(ii) Non-Core Service Use and Benefits for Standard Members.

Standard Members may also post information and data to any message boards on the Genes Reunited Service.
Standard Membership Fees

You may upgrade to become a Standard Member at any time. You must pay the Standard Membership fee to become a Standard Member. The price of the Standard Membership fee will be as specified on the payment page on the Genes Reunited Service (and may differ depending on which country you reside in). The price of the Standard Membership fee includes Value Added Tax

Standard Membership is valid for the period of time specified on the payment page on the Genes Reunited Service after which you must pay again to continue your Standard Membership. Free credits given upon purchasing a Standard subscription will expire at the same time as your Standard Membership.

There is a lot more about the other types of membership as well.


jax Report 17 Jan 2013 16:52

I thought the 14 day free trial gave you access to the records?....maybe not the miltary, parish, british newspapers and travel?? is that what you are looking for? If so you have to pay extra for those, as far as I am aware

Have you tried a free trial with Find my past?