Friday 31 August 2012

FindmyPast Pioneer subscription offer ends soon

The American FindmyPast site at is to cease offering its new Pioneer annual subscription for just £38 on September 9th 2012.

The US site offers most of the UK records, though there are some gaps, such as merchant seaman records, death duty registers and others. It does offer complete access to all BMD registers, parish records, passenger records, military records and more, not least of which the offerings of both FindmyPast Ireland and FindmyPast Australasia. For professional genealogists it importantly offers access to these records via the basic subscription (as Ancestry does with its holdings), rather than the system of having to pay for credits if using the UK, access via subscription not being allowed (despite being the same records on the US site - don't ask!).

The search set up is different to the UK site, and is now equalled by the same system on the Irish and Australasian sites. The US site will also be adding more US material (obviously!) - including WW1 military draft records just released - and forthcoming parish records material.

(With thanks to Kathryn Hughes @WYorkshireLives)


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