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Ancestry free access - starts this Friday 25/8/17
Received in an email this morning. Free access to the UK and Irish records, starting this Friday. "At Ancestry you could find the ancestors who played a key role in your family’s story. See how easy… Read more
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redbalthazar25th Aug

How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current …How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current subscription and when I log in it keeps asking me to take one out.



I was signed in anyway but I just searched and when I looked at the records it didn't ask me to subscribe.

when logged in you can create a family tree and then search some records,. cant always view photos

How did you sort it, Camaj? I'm a member but don't have a current subscription and when I log in it keeps asking me to take one out.

camaj1 h, 58 m ago

You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view …You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view records.


think ive figured it out, thanks

cache2 h, 45 m ago

i cant find a way to view the records without subscribing to a …i cant find a way to view the records without subscribing to a membership....i clicked search free but whenever i click view record it says SIGN UP FOR £3000000 A MONTH.



You need to be a member to get the offer. I am and it's letting me view records.

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25% off Ancestry DNA kit until 3rd August @ Ancestry.co.uk now £59 (£79 inc P+P)
The Ancestry DNA kit is currently 25% off until 3rd August. This makes the kit just £59 (usually £79) plus £20 p&p This kit allows you to send off a saliva sample for DNA testing. You'll be able … Read more
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It's £20 P&P as the kit is shipped from Ireland using DHL. Good deal, thank you.

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roycymru

A total rip off. Knock 20 pounds off only to add it back again for p+p!! … A total rip off. Knock 20 pounds off only to add it back again for p+p!! Totally misleading promotion



The £20 delivery charge was always in place so before the promotion you'd pay £99 inc p+p now you pay £79 in p+p. I agree that £20 p+p is a rip off but this is still a £20 discount.

A total rip off. Knock 20 pounds off only to add it back again for p+p!! Totally misleading promotion

I don't get the point, the results only show you vague ethnic traits that may or may not be correct, may as well go to a gypsy to get your palm read!

As Duran Duran once said :
Too much information
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Ancestry - Free access to UK military records until Monday
From today until the 24th, Ancestry has free access to UK military records. Our military history is on our minds at the moment, with the Passchendaele centenary and the new Dunkirk film. Don't m… Read more
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From_the_Midlands14 h, 34 m ago

What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for …What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for records, think I found what I was looking for. Clicked on the name and it says "choose your membership" and start your free 2 weeks trial after giving credit card info.

Same here!

What am I missing? I've signed up using name and email. Searched for records, think I found what I was looking for. Clicked on the name and it says "choose your membership" and start your free 2 weeks trial after giving credit card info.

dragonline7721st Jul

Does this include service men and women who were not from the UK but …Does this include service men and women who were not from the UK but fought for Britain?


that's what I want to find out as well!

Or may have been when the the French President phoned Churchill and and said we have lost

No its great they escaped of course. What isn't great is the sheer embarrassment of their total collapse when faced with a superior force. Keep fishing internet tough guy.
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Ancestry subscription STILL half price £59.99 (old offer not been closed!)
FULLY READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: Ancestry subscription with a 50% reduction UK Premium £59.99 (Normally £119.99) Worldwide £89.99 (Normally 179.99) It says it's for new subscribers, but if you have an e… Read more
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Still working. Thanks so much!

Still going Thanks for this, went for world instead of UK at that price

D x

worked for me, put in basket then went through quidco, not sure if I'll get that as well

still working :-)

Works for me :-)
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Free Ancestry.co.uk access this Easter weekend from 14th April
From 14-17 April, you’ll be able to search millions of UK, Ireland and Commonwealth records – all completely free*. Start in Britain then head off to Australia, Canada, or wherever, and spend four ful… Read more
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Is this offer still running? It has a 14 day free trial but I thought that was a standard offer? Also link takes me to Ancestry.com and recommends going to Ancestory.co.uk?

amour3k

INTERESTING!, were your freebie any good/as good then?, or ..... thanx. … INTERESTING!, were your freebie any good/as good then?, or ..... thanx. :-)


Hi there. I did have an annual membership of Ancestry to build the family tree. I have then used free websites such as FreeBMD, Family Search and Find a Grave to add to it and also when Ancestry is free. Also i tried out FindmyPast as a free month trial. It is useful to use several sites as the searches are slightly different or they have some different archives e.g. Findmypast has details of 1939 pre war census and newspaper archives. The totally free websites probably provide less detail and searching can be more clunky but sometimes throw up details you don't expect, and they are free!!

saniman

Yes. It was ok yesterday, but I'm getting the "Start free trial" thing … Yes. It was ok yesterday, but I'm getting the "Start free trial" thing this morning.


Just phoned Ancestry....free access is working but only gives access to records and hints about records. Doesn't give access to hints about pubic ancestry member trees....which is where I was having the problem. Hope this helps...

petalshell9

What free access!! Each time I try to open a document I get the "Start a … What free access!! Each time I try to open a document I get the "Start a free Trial" request. Anyone else having the same problem?


Yes. It was ok yesterday, but I'm getting the "Start free trial" thing this morning.

What free access!!
Each time I try to open a document I get the "Start a free Trial" request. Anyone else having the same problem?

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Ancestry .co.uk - Free access 18 - 20th Feb
just received an email. Ancestry are giving free access to UK and Irish record from 18th to 20th Feb
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glennlevens

Dah you can research anything in these dates not just 18th-20th Feb.



I'm sorry, but you fell for what was suppose to be passing as humour!

If you look around (Google is your friend) you can get free access to ancestrylibrary.com (the version they use in the libraries) - quite a few libraries in the USA & Australia list their log in details on their websites.

I seem to be locked out as normal even though I'm logged in.

glennlevens

Dah you can research anything in these dates not just 18th-20th Feb.


Does that include medjool dates? They're my favourite dates.

Free, but we need your card details anyway!
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4 months Premium Membership at Ancestry.co.uk for £20
A great offer at Ancestry.co.uk. Premium membership is usually £13.99 a month but they are offering 4 months for just £5 a month. Premium membership gives you access to everything except records from… Read more
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Offer closed on 27th January

its a good offer. you really need to have a few months to dig into the records, especially if you haven't got much to go on to start with. I had a membership a couple of years ago for 6 months (back when you could buy a box with software and free 6 months membership). I've traced some ancestors reliably back to 1840 or so, some quite boring (farmers etc, not much to find there), but others have interesting stories. so I'd say its definitely worth it if you can put the time and effort in and you're interested.

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This is hilarious. 4 months premium access for 20 quid and it's freezing cold! Perhaps I should have posted the 14 quid a month offer!
To get the offer you just have to complete the free 2 week trial.
And as for the effectiveness of Ancestry.co.uk, I have got back to 1700 and I've only been doing it for a fortnight. And I have every document available as evidence. I've discovered 4 relatives who served in WW1, 3 of whom died at the front and even a relative who was transported to Oz.
Just imagine how long that would have taken if I'd had to rely on traditional methods!

Rich069

​Agree with this. Originally signed up thinking they would have all the i … ​Agree with this. Originally signed up thinking they would have all the info. Instead, it shows you ways to find the info yourselves. Basically, you do it all yourself, and can do it the same way without Ancestry from public files/records/google.



Ancestry does not give you your tree but it allows you to see public trees and go far enough and someone else is likely to have researched some of your ancestors - so you get very useful hints. You will not get the same things from public records - a few times you'll get more but mostly a hell of a lot less unless you want to travel to different parts of the country and spend ten times as long and a lot more money.


Master G

You may want to sign up here. … You may want to sign up here. http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/free-university-backed-course-researching-your-family-tree-2596710Ancestry will not give you your tree, it may give you a tool to build one but you still need to prove every branch otherwise you will go off on the wrong track. Years and years of work if you want a true history of your family.



​Agree with this. Originally signed up thinking they would have all the info. Instead, it shows you ways to find the info yourselves. Basically, you do it all yourself, and can do it the same way without Ancestry from public files/records/google.
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A year subscription to ancestry for Half-Price - now £59.99 (normally £119.99)
FULLY READ INSTRUCTIONS BELOW: Ancestry subscription with a 50% reduction UK Premium £59.99 (Normally £119.99) Worldwide £89.99 (Normally 179.99) It says it's for new subscribers, but if you have an e… Read more
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The code STILL works!!

cmontgomeryburns

Why is this expired? It still appears to be working.



Not sure, looks to be working even now.

Why is this expired? It still appears to be working.

glad i checked here saved me a few quid thanks so much

Is Ancestry.co.uk any good? Answer - yes. So is Findmypast. Together the best way to do it. Many free sites give lots of detail (e.g. FamilySearch) but to do it seriously, viewing original images rather than transcriptions is better. Gives more information. Local libraries will have the documents for their own areas, so looking for relatives from other areas is difficult. However - many libraries have free access to websites where you can download as much info as you want. I know for certain Manchester, Birmingham and Cheshire East give access to Ancestry
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40% OFF 12 month Ancestry Premium membership. Normally £119.99 now only £71.99 Plus 27.5% Quidco. See description @ A
40% OFF Ancestry.co.uk Premium membership 12 month Ancestry Premium membership. Normally £119.99 now only £71.99 This is a fantastic deal as Ancestry rarely have these sort of discounts. It says f… Read more
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ricaird

free to use in many public libraries (on site access)



​I never knew that. Thank you

free to use in many public libraries (on site access)
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snarkle

I just checked this out, and the deal only appeared when I logged in with … I just checked this out, and the deal only appeared when I logged in with my (now expired) account. It didn't appear on a new account page. Thanks for posting it. Saving me a fortune!


Glad to have helped as these dont come along often

fld14

Dont know what happened to the link but I have changed it now to the main … Dont know what happened to the link but I have changed it now to the main home page and the offer is at the top. Thanks.


Thanks fld14. It's working now. Voted hot.

I just checked this out, and the deal only appeared when I logged in with my (now expired) account. It didn't appear on a new account page. Thanks for posting it. Saving me a fortune!
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AncestryDNA (£49 + £20 p+p first kit, £10 p+p subsequent kits)
This is the lowest price I have ever seen AncestryDNA in the UK. Each kit is currently £49 Postage and packing £20 for the first kit you order P+P is £10 for each subsequent kit Plus the potential f… Read more
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Hedgehogamous

What's the TCB discount please?



When I did it 2 days ago, it was 13%.

What's the TCB discount please?

I've used Ancestry for over 12 months and have bought two of the AncestryDNA kits for willing family members. Both of the tests identified many 'xth cousins' who turned out were definitely related to us and shared great grandfathers, etc. The ethnicity estimator is interesting but it's not worth getting the kit just for that. I'd recommend getting this only if you're already researching your family tree (or are planning on doing so) through Ancestry.

Anyway, £69 including postage is cheaper than any other deal I've seen for it. The best I've seen in the last year or so was £79 (free postage). Plus TBC and Quidco do cashback on top of it.

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Steve353

I was interested in this but after a quick Google it seems they're not … I was interested in this but after a quick Google it seems they're not very accuratehttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/9912822/DNA-ancestry-tests-branded-meaningless.htmlhttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/mace-lab/debunking/understanding-testing



Entirely a different artticle about something else. These have never claimed to see if you're related to Richard III, etc. However, they will give accurate results if you want to find out 1st-4th cousins.

A more accurate analysis is on the ISOGG website:
http://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_statistics

Scroll down to the percentages. I have located people's parents through this, they were adopted and had no idea of who their parents were. You cannot put a price on that.

EDIT: if you have questions, go to the ISOGG Facebook group and ask questions facebook.com/gro…gg/ A lot of very knowledgeable people there.
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Starts Friday - 3 days of free access to Ancestry's UK military records
Just had an email about this. Starting on Friday, Ancestry users get free access to UK military records for 3 days. We used this last time to find out about my Great-Grandfather's WW1 service. … Read more
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wish it was in scotland too

Still have to pay to join..............doesn't appear to be free as it's demanding my credit card details.

Nice one OP, hope to find info on my grandfather who fought with the British in WW2, like tens of thousands of other Sikh soldiers..

Currently taking advantage of the 4 months for £20 deal, which is proving very valuable, so I don't need this but if anyone is tempted please, for the love of god, quadruple check everything you put in your public trees, and octople check everything other people have done. There's very few trees I've found that aren't littered with errors, some blatent. Unless one of my ancestors did marry his own daughter and sire himself, in which case I'll take it back.

Findmypast.co.uk also have a similar military offer, FWIW.

This is England and Wales only, not UK. Please amend the description.
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Ancestry. Free access this weekend. Ends Sunday.
Free access to all UK and Ireland records. Search more than 1 billion records right now and find the detail in your family's story that makes you who you are today. Access to the records in the fea… Read more
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It is available from Westminster Reference Library if you join the library which is FREE.

Would love a discount on the DNA test! Anybody tried it?

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sandiford101

I went via the link but as soon as search for anything it asks u to open … I went via the link but as soon as search for anything it asks u to open an account for a free 14 day trial. is this right.



For some reason, you have to copy and paste the link into your address bar. Just clicking on the link redirects you.
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Cheers

The site has limited functionality as free version this weekend but does basic searches. You can't view all hints such as other member trees unless you pay for a subscription.
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Free access to UK records on Ancestry.co.uk this bank holiday weekend
Received an email this morning: Free access to UK records - Starts today‏ The sooner you start, the longer you get Are you from a long line of adventurers? Perhaps a recently discovered cousin is f… Read more
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They didn't even have MY details!??????

elizabethyorks

After about an hour of being nosey I have found out my mum gave birth to … After about an hour of being nosey I have found out my mum gave birth to my dad a year before she was born!



​Time travel always a burden in my life. I never know which travel card to buy.

The accuracy is useless I think this would hinder finding your family tree rather than help!

Norman-B

Your mum gave birth to your dad before she was born? I really shouldn't … Your mum gave birth to your dad before she was born? I really shouldn't have had that extra tot!



​i tell ya when I told my mum she was more than a little surprised

elizabethyorks

After about an hour of being nosey I have found out my mum gave birth to … After about an hour of being nosey I have found out my mum gave birth to my dad a year before she was born!



Your mum gave birth to your dad before she was born? I really shouldn't have had that extra tot!
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Ancestry.co.uk - 100 hours free access to UK military records. Ends July 4.
To commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, ancestry are offering 100 hours of free access* to historic military records, including diary's written by soldiers on the front line. 100 hour… Read more
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thanx

Jonnyblock

Would this have World War 2 records as well?


The records are scanty and few for WW2, so I wouldn't pay subscription for this, as I was disappointed finding just one record, I read on their web site (Ancestry) this subsequently, user may be disappointed to find the limited availability of equivalent service records for World War II. The reason being that the records of Britain’s Army, Navy and Air Force are still classified documents held by the Ministry of Defence.

Cheers mate, my great Grandad died in the somme and I've been wanting to look him up

Would this have World War 2 records as well?

davej798

its the box on the right entitled the somme 100 years on free search .. … its the box on the right entitled the somme 100 years on free search .. your welcome


Thanks, but I logged on with my previous free trial account, I could access the military records without taking out another trial. Found what I wanted, though too scanty details.
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FREE access to Irish records on Ancestry.co.uk this month
As the title says. You will have to register on the site if you haven't before to view these records.
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Thanks for listing. Do you have to sign up for a subscription to access this offer?

In case anyone wasn't aware, most libraries in the UK will have access to Ancestry.co.uk which you can use free of charge. There are some limitations, but if you just want to do a few basic searches, may be worth you taking a look.

Most will need additional free access to Ancestry.com.au to get their family tree up to date.
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Free long weekend of UK records @ Ancestry UK
Just seen an advert on tv for free access to Ancestry UK records from today (19th) until Sunday.
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Not UK. England and Wales only.

keeps coming up with a payment selection screen for me.

what a great way for the government and third party companies to collect information on people
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Ancestry DNA Test package £69 (reduced from £99 for this weekend)
I'm not sure if this is really worth the bother as DNA tests like this are a bit quesitonable and personally I'd also be concerned about privacy and a large corporation having access to that kind of d… Read more
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Get one on Jeremy Kyle for free if you are a rough northerner with bad teeth.

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It's funny, i know I didn't exactly make it appeal to people, I have my concerns about it but I think it's a very interesting idea.

Won't be long though until you can get your whole genome sequenced for 99 quid at this rate. It's about a 1000 dollars at the moment.

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Didn't notice this bit,

Price excludes shipping costs or applicable taxes. Surely that price includes VAT and the minimal shipping required.
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Ancestry.co.uk Immigration Records Free Access Weekend 2-4 Oct
A quick heads up, just received an email saying that ancestry.co.uk are having another free access weekend starting tomorrow Fri 2 Oct til Mon 4 Oct. Hope it helps someone. Edit: Please note that th… Read more
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this is a good one for all those who are against immigration to see that they're descendants of immigrants themselves lol oh the irony

longman2014

There's no private data involved, they are dead.



What so when I die people will be able to find out about my extraordinary large manhood and millions in the bank?

GuyFawk

i really dont see how its acceptable that private data is made available … i really dont see how its acceptable that private data is made available to any tom, dick or harry online, we really need take our data security much more seriously, i dont even register to vote as its such a data risk ( and there is nobody worth voting for )


I think you are confused between public records and private personal data. Public records have always been available to the public including poll registers, deaths, births and marriages. Moreover the latter records you should know these have always been available for inspection. Also visit the national archives blah blah.

GuyFawk

i really dont see how its acceptable that private data is made available … i really dont see how its acceptable that private data is made available to any tom, dick or harry online, we really need take our data security much more seriously


There's no private data involved, they are dead.

Banned

i really dont see how its acceptable that private data is made available to any tom, dick or harry online, we really need take our data security much more seriously, i dont even register to vote as its such a data risk ( and there is nobody worth voting for )
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Ancestry Free Access Weekend 28 - 31 August
Just received via email: This August Bank Holiday weekend, come rain or shine, we’re opening up our site to give you FREE access to more than 1 billion UK records. We’re also giving you a first chance… Read more
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rowatton

Why can't I get onto the free weekend ?



Ancestry Free Access Weekend 28 - 31 August (_;)

Why can't I get onto the free weekend ?

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Ancestry.co.uk - three days of free access 5, 6, 7 June 2015
Just received an email advising of another free weekend on Ancestry.co.uk. As usual you'll need to have an account (free to set up) that will let you "Search more than 1 billion UK records, from as ea… Read more
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frizzyhead

They seemed to have made it more hidden to join without free trail than … They seemed to have made it more hidden to join without free trail than when I used it at Easter.Try this:from homepage click tab that says ' SIGN IN 'When boxes drop down leave username and password blank and click ' SIGN IN ' buttonThis will take you to a welcome to ancestry page that says ' invalid credentials 'on the right underneath ' not a member of ancestry? ' click the line ' sign up now for free ' Then enter name, email and create a password, accept t's & c's and click CONTINUE, you will then be logged init will ask you if you want to start a free trail repeatedly later on but at least you will have a username (email) and password and can start to search for free this weekend and create free family trees without having to enter your card detailshope this helps ☺



Thank you. That worked perfectly.

Maxwell085

Hi, I'm new to the site. Can you sign up for free without having to roll … Hi, I'm new to the site. Can you sign up for free without having to roll in to a paid subscription after 14 days? I couldn't work out how.Thanks



They seemed to have made it more hidden to join without free trail than when I used it at Easter.
Try this:
from homepage click tab that says ' SIGN IN '
When boxes drop down leave username and password blank and click ' SIGN IN ' button
This will take you to a welcome to ancestry page that says ' invalid credentials '
on the right underneath ' not a member of ancestry? ' click the line ' sign up now for free '
Then enter name, email and create a password, accept t's & c's and click CONTINUE, you will then be logged in

it will ask you if you want to start a free trail repeatedly later on but at least you will have a username (email) and password and can start to search for free this weekend and create free family trees without having to enter your card details

hope this helps ☺

Thank you, didn't know about the other free sites either.

Maxwell085

Hi, I'm new to the site. Can you sign up for free without having to roll … Hi, I'm new to the site. Can you sign up for free without having to roll in to a paid subscription after 14 days? I couldn't work out how.Thanks


Yeah from what I remember when you sign up it asks you if you want premium just select no.

Hi, I'm new to the site. Can you sign up for free without having to roll in to a paid subscription after 14 days? I couldn't work out how.

Thanks
Edited by: "Maxwell085" 5th Jun 2015

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