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Ancestry V FMP

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Tom

Tom Report 8 Dec 2013 17:21

Hi Folks

Can I have your views on the pros and cons of which you consider to be the most helpful for a mere amateur like myself.

The reason for my question is my Ancestry sub ends in Jan and I was thinking
that before I renew I would seek your help and advice...!!

Many thanks

Tom

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Dec 2013 17:27

Depends what you are researching on, I find both have their good points so much so I have subs to both sites,

A bit expensive though.

As you have got Ancestry why not try FMP with credits to see if it has got what you want

Tom

Tom Report 8 Dec 2013 17:39


Thanks for your advice Shirley, I think that's a good idea

Regards

Tom

jax

jax Report 8 Dec 2013 18:10

Have you tried taking out a free two week trial?

Just remember to cancel before the two weeks are up or you will be charged

I have both also...Ancestry are great for my London Ancestors and FMP has many other features that are not on ancestry

Tom

Tom Report 8 Dec 2013 19:09


Hi Jax

Thanks for your advice also

Regards

Tom

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Dec 2013 22:45

Look FMP......see what they offer, and decide which best suits your needs. You obviously know exactly what Ancestry can give you............

Tom

Tom Report 8 Dec 2013 23:15


Many thanks Reggie

Regards

Tom

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 10 Dec 2013 11:38

As said before a lot depends on what/where you are researching.

For me Ancestry with its extensive Lancashire (Liverpool) and London records has been invaluable.

But I too have subs to both.

It is really all down to what you want and and looking for. :-)

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 10 Dec 2013 12:11

Do you know another researcher who would share the subs with you? I can't afford both so I have an Ancestry sub and someone else in my family has a sub with FMP and we do look ups for each other.

Tom

Tom Report 10 Dec 2013 14:28


Hi Vera

Unfortunately I have not got anyone I know that does ancestry, but I think that's
an excellent way of doing things...!!

Tom

Jacqueline

Jacqueline Report 10 Dec 2013 18:51

If you live close enough, check with your local library, some of them have Ancestry on line.

Tom

Tom Report 13 Dec 2013 21:14

Hi Jacqueline

Sorry for not replying sooner, when I quoted "Ancestry" I meant that none of my friends are interested in family history. I do have an Ancestry Sub but was thinking about a change when the sub expires. Hence the question...!!

Regards

Tom

Thelma

Thelma Report 14 Dec 2013 14:07

Why not have both.
Familytreemaker from Amazon £29.50 includes 6 months Ancestry.
I have FMP.com World for £42.52 a year, now on my second year.
This is NOT FMP .co.uk.

Tom

Tom Report 15 Dec 2013 21:13


Hi Thelma

Thanks for the information. Not quite sure about the FMP.com would you be kind enough to send me the link again please as I can't seem to find it

Regards

Tom

Thelma

Thelma Report 16 Dec 2013 11:07

Do not know if the cheap offer is still available but it is worth registering as my offer came several weeks after I joined.
http://www.findmypast.com/