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MayBlossomEmpressofSpring

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 9 Feb 2013 20:40

Which site would you recommend, Ancestry or Find my Past. I have put this on Genealogy Chat but have had no response. I have got quite far back, just a direct male line from my grandson to 1600 but would like more info so need to go on census returns . All my research so far has been legwork and free sites not now mobile so dependant on internet. Thanks,May.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 9 Feb 2013 20:45

You have a couple of options

take out a free 14 day trial of both and see which suits your needs (Ancestry is great if you have London or Liverpool ancestors)

or for Ancestry go to your local library and try it out there.

Both can be quite expensive, but are well worth every penny, if you have a birthday etc., coming up ask for your subs to be a gift. May as well get something you want!

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 9 Feb 2013 21:10

Thanks for your suggestions, trouble with going to local library is I'm not very mobile and it is two bus rides away and since my OH passed I'm a bit helpless in that respect. Will try the 14 day trial as most of the ancestors on OH side are from the Liverpool area. Thanks again.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 9 Feb 2013 21:20

Hello May long time no see, I am so sorry to learn that Mr G has passed on such a lovely gentleman xx <3 <3

jax

jax Report 9 Feb 2013 21:23

I have both but tend to use Ancestry more...they are adding more records all the time there are other area's apart from London and Liverpool...Manchester, Dorset some part of Yorkshire ect.

Sometimes find if it cant be found on one it maybe on the other depending on how it has been transcribed

Elizabethofseasons

Elizabethofseasons Report 9 Feb 2013 21:24

Dear May

Hello



Had a quick look on Ancestry and the following records for Liverpool include:

Liverpool, England, Baptisms, 1813-1906

Liverpool, England, Burials, 1813-1974

Liverpool, England, Catholic Baptisms, 1802-1906

Liverpool, England, Catholic Burials, 1813-1988

Liverpool, England, Catholic Confirmations, 1813-1920

Liverpool, England, Catholic Marriages, 1754-1921

Liverpool, England, Confirmations, 1887-1921

Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921


Hope this helps.

Take gentle care
Best wishes
Elizbaeth, EOS
xx


 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 9 Feb 2013 21:45

May,,
I have subs to FMP so if you need any info then please pm me and I will look for the info you want/need.

Sue

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 9 Feb 2013 21:53

Thank you all, I think I will try the 14 day trial with Ancestry.

















Thank you all, I think I am going to try a 14 day trial with Ancestry.





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MayBlossomEmpressofSpring

MayBlossomEmpressofSpring Report 9 Feb 2013 21:56

Whoops . new laptop yesterday works must faster than old one.