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Leslie Report 16 Sep 2013 11:25

Hi everybody..I know it's not this site but a lot of you are also with Ancestry UK...They will shortly be intoducing about 1 billion records onto site...My cousin is a priest in the Mormon Church and has a lot to do with their Genealogy side of things...He has told us that last Thursday a deal was signed for a period of 5 years between the Family Search site and Ancestry .Co to release millions of records held by the Mormon Church... All these records will be available to Ancestry members...Regards....LES...


DazedConfused Report 16 Sep 2013 12:27

Am assuming that lots of these records are already FREE via FamilySearch.

So are the LDS going to stop their free site?????

Interesting eh ;-)


RolloTheRed Report 16 Sep 2013 12:41

oh no please not


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 13:54

So is that why they have put a 30% increase on their subs

Well for worldwide it is...not looked at the other ones


wisechild Report 16 Sep 2013 14:00

Blimey, I hope not. I´m due to renew next month & can ill afford the current charge for premium.
Had seen this mentioned on Rootschat over the weekend & i wondered too whether Familysearch was going to disappear.


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 14:07

Cannot seem to get annual fees up but premium is £79 for 6 months and worldwide is £99 for 6 months but someone did say yearly WW was £199.99 so it works out the same


wisechild Report 16 Sep 2013 14:35

Thanks Jax.
No, I can´t get the annual premium rate up either.
I think last year it was about 109 pounds sterling & I paid about €130 ish.
A friend has just cancelled her membership because she can no longer afford to pay for it. She asked about a loyalty discount as she had been a member for 5 or 6 years, but was refused.
Ah well!!!


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 14:45

Just looked on their facebook page and this is their reply to someone asking the question

Our current prices can be viewed on Ancestry through the My Account page. As an current subscriber your subscription price will not be changed without your permission but if you have any questions please drop me a quick email to with your details and I will be happy to take a look at your account for you

someone else managed to get the yearly subs up

Essentials - 9.99/month or 99.00/12 months
Premium - 14.99/month or 129.00/12 months
Worldwide - 19.99/month or 199.00/12 months


wisechild Report 16 Sep 2013 14:55

Thanks again Jax.
So it´s already gone up 20 pounds since last year by the look of it.


nameslessone Report 16 Sep 2013 15:19

I renewed less than a month ago and premium was about £107.

edit 3.25pm. Just looked at UK site -
Essentials is £83.40 (save £48)
Premium is £107.40 (save £48)
Worldwide is £155.40 (save £72)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 16 Sep 2013 15:47

7th September 2013 and FamilySearch to Make a Billion Global Records Available Online
Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years

PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 — and FamilySearch International (online at, the two largest providers of family history resources, announced today an agreement that is expected to make approximately 1 billion global historical records available online and more easily accessible to the public for the first time. With this long-term strategic agreement, the two services will work together with the archive community over the next five years to digitize, index and publish these records from the FamilySearch vault.

The access to the global collection of records marks a major investment in international content as continues to invest in expanding family history interest in its current markets and worldwide. expects to invest more than $60 million over the next five years in the project alongside thousands of hours of volunteer efforts facilitated by FamilySearch. “This agreement sets a path for the future for and FamilySearch to increasingly share international sets of records more collaboratively,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of “A significant part of our vision for family history is helping provide a rich, engaging experience on a global scale. We are excited about the opportunities it will bring to help benefit the family history community and look forward to collaborating with FamilySearch to identify other opportunities to help people discover and share their family history.”

The organizations will also be looking at other ways to share content across the two organizations. Both organizations expect to add to the already digitized records shared across the two websites in addition to new record projects to be completed over the next five years.

“We are excited to work with on a vision we both share,” said Dennis Brimhall, President of FamilySearch. “Expanding online access to historical records through this type of collaboration can help millions more people discover and share their family’s history.”

This marks a groundbreaking agreement between the two services. But the two organizations aren’t strangers to working with each other; hundreds of millions of records have already been shared and are available on and The companies also announced in early 2013 an additional project where they plan to publish 140 million U.S. Wills & Probate images and indexes over the next three years—creating a national database of wills and other probate documents spanning 1800-1930 online for the very first time.

September 6, 2013 By FamilySearch

FamilySearch and recently announced a joint agreement to begin a 5-year effort to digitize and index more than 1 billion records from around the world. FamilySearch is excited to be a partner in this significant project that will provide greater accessibility to these valuable records. Building strategic partnerships is and will continue to be an important part of our vision, and we look forward to additional exciting announcements in the future.

This partnership will result in making significant global historical records available to people everywhere. Dennis Brimhall, President of FamilySearch, added yesterday, “Expanding online access to historical records through this type of collaboration can help millions more people discover and share their family’s history.”

FamilySearch will continue to make our records available to the public for free. It remains our commitment to make as many genealogical records and resources available at no cost.

We look forward to more exciting developments as we continue to work with leading organizations in the genealogy community. The future of family history is truly exciting.


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 16:01


Are you saying that's the prices you get now when you search for it?

When I renewed in April it was £155.40 for WW less discount they gave me now they are saying £199

I still have at least another 6 months so not worrying at the moment


nameslessone Report 16 Sep 2013 16:14

Hi Jax

Yes - I posted then thought I'd better check - those are the prices I found which match with what I paid a few weeks ago. The 'save £48' is the difference between monthly payments and a one off. It defintely says £155.40 for WW.

On top of that I got a discount because I went to WDYTYA this year.


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 16:30

It doesn't say that for me if I click on subscribe

£49...£79...£99 and that is for 6 months


nameslessone Report 16 Sep 2013 16:38

I entered the www. address for clicked on both subscribe and Find out More towards the bottom of the page - both give the amounts quoted.

The Rascals!!! Just checked again and now it is only monthly & 6 monthly (earlier it was only monthly & Yearly )- Do you think they are reading these boards?

Edit at 4.48 - well blow me down! Just checked again - got the yearly sub back and it's gone UP! I'd be really mad if I had been trying to subscribe in the middle of all this. Going to need a Double Discount next year!


jax Report 16 Sep 2013 16:58

:-D :-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 17 Sep 2013 00:55

OH sucked in his breath when I told him. At £200 it starts to hurt. :-0

If the Ancestry stall at WDYTYA still give a discount, it will be worth London catchment members visiting it.

Even after entry fees and train tickets, you'd still make a saving!


Leslie Report 17 Sep 2013 08:06

I've just upgraded from Essential to Premium and new 12 month for Premium was £107...Mine starts October 5th.....LES...


Thelma Report 17 Sep 2013 13:15

My son bought me FTM 2012 from Amazon in July it included 6 months Ancestry Premium for £29.50.
I hope to buy another as a followon.