Wednesday 26 December 2012

Another free 50 FindmyPast credits

FindmyPast ( has commenced its Start Your Family Tree Week today, and as I reported last Friday ( it is possible to claim 50 free credits to help you get underway with your research. In addition to this, however, you can also claim an additional 50 credits, thanks to Peter Calver's latest Lost Cousins newsletter.

In order to do so, obtain the relevant code at and then after you have logged in to the FindmyPast site visit input the code via the Claim Your Credits Now box. I've just done so and my account is now showing a healthy 100 credits balance. Not sure of an expiry date to claim the credits using Peter's code, though the FindmyPast code alluded to in last Friday's post expired January 2nd.

Don't forget that you can also claim 10 free credits for the ScotlandsPeople site, also run by Brightsolid, by registering for the Ancestral Scotland newsletter at


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  1. Am I right in thinking that these credits are only useful for people with a pay & go account rather than a subscription account like I have? Thanks

  2. Not necessarily - if your subscription is about to expire, I think I am right in saying these credits are valid for about 3 months. If you are in mid-flow, however, I suspect there is no real benefit. The purpose of these promotions, as I understand it, is to give people a taster of what they can find on the site - so that if they like what they see, they can duly subscribe!

  3. Via verious offers that FMP are sending out, you can get 230 free credits
    Go to this site link and use the claim credits link.

    Codes are:

  4. these credits allow you to search for living people on FMP