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    I am not certain if I have posted this query in the correct section but here goes:

    I subscribe to Ancestry at the moment, the basic package but am getting fed up of trying to access certain parts of its data base, only to be told I have to upgrade my package.

    A friend of mine uses "Find my Past" and can access the 1911 census, which Ancestry have yet to offer. I did not like to enquire how much she paid for the package she is on.

    Could anyone tell me which - in their opinion - is the better programme. I have a while yet to run on Ancestry so will not be changing before Christmas 2010 but seriously thinking of changing after that.

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    Elaine







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      #3
      If you find you're wanting to access the "World" or "Deluxe" part of Ancestry, then its worth looking out for special offers, which are often posted on here. I recently took out the World package through Ancestry Canada & several people have had special offers from the Australian site. Some people have had good deals on an upgrade by ringing Ancestry & bargaining to upgrade for the remaining time left on the subscription.
      ~ Louise ~

      Researching Dalzell, Highmore & Sumpton in Cumbria, also Braidford & Chevalier

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        #4
        Do FMP have a pay per view or few days access?

        I've seen their Chelsea Pensioners and did a couple of free searches that may or may not be people I want.
        I couldn't find anything for them when I went to Kew but it may be because I missed them or they may have been in a different section.

        I have ancestry so don't want another subscription.



        Researching Irish families: FARMER, McBRIDE McQUADE, McQUAID, KIRK, SANDS/SANAHAN (Cork), BARR,

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          #5
          Yes, they do have a pay per view option.
          They also have a 14 day free trial for anyone wanting to have a closer look at what they offer, although I don't think it gives you access to all the records available.
          Elaine







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            #6
            Thanks Elaine. Will have a look see when I get back.



            Researching Irish families: FARMER, McBRIDE McQUADE, McQUAID, KIRK, SANDS/SANAHAN (Cork), BARR,

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              #7
              Genious I find ancestry is easier to use than FMP but FMP transcriptions are better. It can be a case of being creative with ancestry.

              Besides census info it depends what you want. If it is only 1911 census, you can get a 6 month sub. Otherwise see what both offer and chose.

              Ancestry seem to have a cheap deal in January. This year it was Canada, last year Australia.

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                #8
                As others have said they both offer different things so you need to check them both. I was lucky enough to have got a half price deal on W Wide Ancestry last June and as I have people who emigrated to many countries this has been useful for me. I have also used Ancestry army records quite considerably but I prefer to use FMP for census and have found about 40 1911 Census with me having corrected 15 transcripts so accuracy not so sure about!! One I had to do a stand up battle as they were refusing to accept my reasons until I pointed out that there was no known place called Bolton in Northamptonshire! I was also lucky enough to get a good discount on FMP in October so I do actually have subs for both and will most probably continue this next year but no doubt will have to pay full price this time! I am lucky because so many of the Northants Parish records are on FMP but not all counties are so well covered but Ancestry Parish and Irish records are just a joke!

                Janet

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                  #9
                  I've have both sites at the moment because I wanted access to the 1911 census. FMP for 6 months has almost expired. I have found families on FMP that were nowhere to be seen on Ancestry. In general, I'd say that Ancestry is easier to use for BMD and census and if I had to choose one in the fairly early stages of researching a tree I'd probably go for Ancestry.

                  Hope that helps

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