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Subject: Re: [Ess] Which subscription?
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:05:59 +0000
>Have decided I really do need a subscription to one of the family history
>sites and would like your recommendations. Which do you think represents
>the best value for money, which has the widest range of info and which has
>the best search facilities? Suspect I will get a lot of differing answers
>but I would appreciate your input/experience.
They all offer the basics - censuses, BMD's etc, but they also each have
other records such as parish registers etc. I think that you need to have
a look to see what extra records eacy site offers that is applicable to
your areas of research.
For example, I've had a sub to 'The Genealogist' for a couple of years
which I've been very happy with, and they do add keep adding new records
frequently (although they did have their quota of transcription errors, as
do all of them). However, I have exhausted the information they currently
have, so I have just cancelled my coming years subscription in order to try
one of the other sites that offers some different 'extra' records for a
while in case I can find anything new.
It certainly makes sense to take out a subcription though, rather than 'pay
It will be interesting to see how my alternative site compares, although
I'm not sure which one to go for; but as I said above, it will depend what
extra records are most applicable to me.