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KenSE Report 19 Mar 2013 10:40

They still have but it's not available for anyone who isn't already on it. See the T&Cs.


Roger Report 19 Mar 2013 12:44

Bronze - free

Silver - £10 (some of us are paying £7.96 currently,m others are paying vastly more)

Gold - £50 for BMD's

Platinum - £100 for all other records

I would pay !00 membership for all other records if they were on here.

and the how about double platimum of £250 for three years and include Scotr=tish people records as Bright solid have these as well.


Barry Report 19 Mar 2013 21:08

How about diverting your energy into something that really matters ie sorting out the numerous problems with the "new" tree
For instance I have been waiting coming up 16 months to print a tree of just 214 names
Until a couple of months ago I was able to print ancestors /descendants but even that facility has disappeared
One just gets fobbed off every time one raises the problem with GR


TheBlackKnight Report 20 Mar 2013 10:30

If GR read each & every post on here so far they must see that something is very wrong by what some members are posting, I just wonder are they going to do what is needed to make the site the way the paying members would like it?
If they would what would you like to see done or changed on this site? & why?


Roger Report 20 Mar 2013 14:31

Change it back to what it was a year ago - trees and all.

WHY well it was a Damned sight better than it is now.

But GR call it progress - I call it a backward step.


James Report 20 Mar 2013 16:41

If GR are going to charge more for the Gold or Platinum then you should have public members tree as well as privacy trees
Like you get on Ancestry this my help member find the right info quicker.
The other thing I have found is that when you are viewing the full tree they slow right down the bigger the tree gets


Averil Report 21 Mar 2013 09:37

Community Share and Research Records


Sonia Report 21 Mar 2013 10:14

Johnlovescocoa you are right about the comparisons.
Family research is my hobby and compared to drinking and smoking its worth every penny.
Ramblingrose I agree that the FB page needs to be more pro active.I have posted on there and have failed to get a reply.So consequently do not bother now.
As for what the packages are called.Who cares as long and they are clear what they are offering and good value for money.
I personally am a member of Ancestry,Findmypast and Genes.All have positives and negatives.None are perfect.It is all down to personal choice.


RolloTheRed Report 21 Mar 2013 12:49

Ask here


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


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'


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 ;-)


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 ;-)


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.


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 ?????


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 !!!


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.


Graham Report 22 Mar 2013 18:28

Free Registration
Basic Membership
Full Access Membership



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


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.