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Suzanne Report 25 Mar 2013 21:58

dont forget to tell new members,that sometimes long standing members get reduced subs ,and some like me (MEMBER SINCE 2003) HAVE TO PAY FULL PRICE £19.99

subscriptions are wishy washy ,so beware :-(


Gins Report 25 Mar 2013 19:25


the baby bear package
the mummy bear package
and the great big daddy bear package
with free porrige

I like that, but Im just a big kid!


ARSTEE Report 25 Mar 2013 01:17

WELL DONE GR ---- 19 - thats NINETEEN (I counted) times you asked me for my password tonight before you gave me my account option box to choose from - your ease of service is outstanding - NOT !!!!!


Rosemary Report 24 Mar 2013 19:07

I wonder if anyone at G R actually read these posts. I would suggest that you do something about the site before you lose members. I tried to print off some of my tree only to find it wasnt possible. Why not? Surely it cant be that hard to sort out. You have a lot of disgruntled members at present complaining at the lack of availabity open to them. What is wrong with you. Get it sorted. Roz.


JoyBoroAngel Report 24 Mar 2013 15:05

the baby bear package
the mummy bear package
and the great big daddy bear package
with free porrige :-D :-D


TheBlackKnight Report 24 Mar 2013 01:46

Wow that is amazing.
You used the words Genes Reunited with the respect word all in the same line, never ever seen that done before on here. That is just amazing. :-)


Linda3005 Report 23 Mar 2013 19:10

You take a "Standard" subscription without permission. This seems pretty useless so I have to agree with "rip off standard sub" and "little more than rip off but you can get the information for Platimum free elsewhere". Plain speaking and clear.
Genes Reunited isn't riding high on respect at the moment.


Island Report 22 Mar 2013 21:40

Misleading to free members, "you can receive messages from other members and reply to them"

Ought to say "you cannnot send messages but you can receive them from paid up members and reply to them"


TheBlackKnight Report 22 Mar 2013 20:10

It is free to register with Genes Reunited. Here are some of the things you can do once you have registered:

you can build your family tree using our online tree builder
you can search the names on the site to find possible matches with the names in your tree
you can upload photos and scanned images to your Keepsafe and attach these images to relations in your family tree
you can receive messages from other members and reply to them
if you already have experience in researching your family history you can import your Gedcom file in to your Genes Reunited family tree

We offer 2 types of subscription – standard and platinum. A description of each one is shown below.

You’ll be able to see how much each one costs when you click on to the Subscription page. We show the price in different currencies depending on where you live. If you are currently subscribed, you'll only see the options available to you. The link to subscribe can be found in the top right hand corner of the page.

Platinum Membership.

This is available for one month, six months or as an annual subscription


• Contact other members from your search results

• Accept invitations to view their trees

• Post photos and scanned images such as certificates to your Keepsafe, and attach these images to relations in your tree

• Add messages to the message boards

You also get access to these records

• Indexed birth, marriage and death records

• England and Wales Census records from 1841 to 1911

• Scottish census from 1841 to 1901

• Overseas birth, marriage and death records

If you want to broaden your search, as a Platinum member you can buy additional access to more record sets, including

• Military records

• Parish records

• Travel and Overseas records

• British Newspaper Archive content

Standard Membership

This is available for either six months or a year (£14.95/£19.95). You’ll enjoy the same features as the Platinum package, but you only get access to the non-indexed births and marriages records. You can buy credits to access the rest of the records if you want to take your search further.

And if you’re curious to know more, but not sure you want to subscribe yet, you can register and build your family tree for free and buy Pay Per View credits to view records. They cost £5 for 50 credits or £17.95 for 200 credits and give you access to all of our records. You can purchase credits here.

Seems some things have been left out like... site may run slow, site may be down due to maintainance, Error message may show due to site updates, etc that is if you can use the site at all. If you wish to be honest then be honest. The site needs to be sorted out before the rename of the membership packages is even thought about.


AlmaIrene Report 22 Mar 2013 20:07

How about Standard - improved - Exellence
if changes need to be made personally I think leave well alone and please bring back the old tree


Graham Report 22 Mar 2013 18:28

Free Registration
Basic Membership
Full Access Membership



Genes Advisor Report 22 Mar 2013 10:55

Hi everyone, for those of that were wondering, this is a description of the packages we offer:

Whilst some members are still on Gold - this was introduced before we had the 1911 census - Gold is no longer an option to buy. Gold members are still able to renew their Gold subscription if they wish.


ARSTEE Report 22 Mar 2013 00:21

P.S I also have a major grumble about gaining access to the site these days too - I have 3 seperate trees on here using my one email address but with different passwords Now though that is un-acceptable for GR and to get logged in I have to put passwords in about 8 times before a box pops up with all my accounts on asking me which I'd like to log into..... AGH...... More frustrating time wasting GR !!!


ARSTEE Report 22 Mar 2013 00:15

I'm a gold member as I've had the package for years despite GR always trying to get me to upgrade to Platinum.....

I don't care what they call the new packages as when my subscription is up I don't think i'll be re-newing....?

Don't come on much now anyway as just the thought of it makes me groan these days - I'm driven absolutely bonkers by the census search and get v.v.v. frustrated by the fact that the dropdown census year box has vanished and that you can't just scroll between years for the same person - you have to go onto each year and add their details in again ---- WHY ? Whats 'BETTER' or 'IMPROVED' by that I want to know ?????


Roger Report 21 Mar 2013 22:50

So when is Genes going to make a comment on this thread - or is it going to be like all the others - they let us argue among ourselves then just tell us they are going to do this that or other and we have to lump it.

They asked us - they should have the decency to make a comment.


JustJohn Report 21 Mar 2013 22:21

I do not flirt with elderly men, Island. And the verses you have wrongly quoted are John 3:16 and Mar 16:20
Defintely as you were folks ;-)


Island Report 21 Mar 2013 20:03

John 16 Mar 2013 17:12

You're really going to have to stop flirting with me. Although it breaks my heart to say this – you’re punching way above your weight.

As you were folks ;-)


Island Report 21 Mar 2013 19:54

Tree - (free)

Community - (standard)

Researcher (+access to BMDs and census)

Researcher plus (+access to BMDs, census and whatever else is available on 'platinum'


Gins Report 21 Mar 2013 19:10

1a) Free Browser Plan

1b) Starter Plan

2) Professional Plan

3) Ultimate Plan

Of course, a FULL summative of what they include


RolloTheRed Report 21 Mar 2013 12:49

Ask here