One month Findmypast World Subscription - £1
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One month Findmypast World Subscription - £1

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Found 28th Jan 2016
FWJAN16 code works fine. Just remember to go into settings and untick the auto-renew box.

I know it's not as good as ancestry and they've crippled the search somewhat over the last year or so but for a quid it's a good deal.
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What are the payment options for this site?
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clnsndrs

What are the payment options for this site?



Usual stuff, credit or debit cards, visa, mastercard, amex etc.
sotomonkey

Usual stuff, credit or debit cards, visa, mastercard, amex etc.



Thanks, i was hoping for PayPal. Seems easier to cancel.
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clnsndrs

Thanks, i was hoping for PayPal. Seems easier to cancel.



Don't need to cancel, just deselect auto-renew in the settings once you've registered.
For the life of me I can't work out why all this important ancestry knowledge isn't in some kind of public wikipedia type repository. As in, free, no copyright, anyone can contribute, peer reviewed etc. Why is it that private companies seem to be running the 'family history' show in 2016? (/confused)


Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 29th Jan 2016
Don't wait till the last day of the trial to cancel renewal. Creeps put your Direct Debit through 2 days early with no refunds.
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woodface7

Don't wait till the last day of the trial to cancel renewal. Creeps put … Don't wait till the last day of the trial to cancel renewal. Creeps put your Direct Debit through 2 days early with no refunds.



As said a couple of times you need to untick auto renew to stop this from happening. That said, I've made the mistake of not doing this, being charged and been given a refund after a bit of persistence.
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Roger_Irrelevant

For the life of me I can't work out why all this important ancestry … For the life of me I can't work out why all this important ancestry knowledge isn't in some kind of public wikipedia type repository. As in, free, no copyright, anyone can contribute, peer reviewed etc. Why is it that private companies seem to be running the 'family history' show in 2016? (/confused)



There is FreeCen and FreeBMD + family search but I agree it's a shame there's not some charity offering a similar service.

Don't forget that these websites do not own the copyright, that belongs to the National Archives. They do however own the copyright to their own transcriptions.

If you have Welsh ancestors you can find a lot of info out in newspapers as many have been published online by their national library.
Edited by: "sotomonkey" 29th Jan 2016
there are some ancestry sites for particular locations that are free and some libraries offer free access to ancestry or find my past. Find my past tends to be good for finding weddings when they aren't on ancestry.There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people adding their ancestors.

buzzard

There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people … There's also a wiki geneology site, which is free but depends on people adding their ancestors.



URL?
lazy - google wiki geneology and you'd find it. Still I'm a helpful person so wikitree.com/
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