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It is free to register with Genes Reunited. You can build your family tree, use the search facilities to find possible matches to your family name, add notes against relations in your tree, post photos on your family tree and receive emails from other members and reply to these emails. Also, if you already have experience in researching your family history you can import your GEDCOM file on to your Genes Reunited family tree.
We offer 2 types of membership:
This is available for 6 months at a cost of £14.95 or as an annual subscription at a cost of £19.95.
If you choose a Standard subscription you will have the ability to contact other members from your search results, link up to view other members' trees when they invite you to do so and add messages to the message boards. The cost of the subscription does not include credits for our records section, although you do get free access to our birth and marriage index records. Credits for the rest of the records have to be purchased separately. You do not have to be subscribed to buy credits. Further details can be found at the bottom of the page.
This is available for 1month at a cost of £19.95, 6 months at a cost of £49.95 or as an annual subscription at a cost of £79.95.
If you choose a Platinum subscription you will be able to contact other members, link up to view other members' trees when they invite you to do so, post photos on your family tree and add messages to the message boards.
A Platinum subscription gives you access to the following records:
Indexed birth, marriage and death records
Census records from 1841 to 1911
Overseas birth, marriage and death records
If you are already a standard member, you can subscribe at any time to Platinum membership. It is not possible to downgrade your membership during the term of that membership. However, at the end of the 6 months you can then downgrade, or not renew at all, if you wish.