Saturday, September 03, 2016


I received this press release in yesterday's (Friday's) email. It sounds like a great deal!


 Findmypast offers new 12-month Starter Subscription for $34.95 in the US market

• Low cost starter subscription offered for the first time
• 12 months’ access to over 2.9 billion UK & US records for less than $35 a year
• Over 830 million records available to search and explore for FREE

Springfield, Illinois: 02 September 2016
Leading family history website Findmypast has announced a new subscription package for U.S. customers. The new Starter Package will create a more competitive and accessible service while providing even better value to customers.

For only $34.95 a year budding family historians can begin their journey with access to over 2.9 billion records. This includes a variety of core US collections, as well as a taste of the sites British offerings including US birth, marriage and death records, US immigration and travel records, US newspapers and Findmypast’s entire collection of UK census records. 

The package offers a unique price point in the family history market and is over 50% cheaper than similar subscriptions available on other family history websites.

This is the first time that Findmypast has offered a subscription aimed solely at beginners, giving 

new users the opportunity to get started with 2.9 billion US & World records and get to grips with online research at the lowest possible cost.

Findmypast is also home to a FREE collection of over 830 million records from around the world including the largest online collection of Irish Catholic parish registers, all US censuses between 1790 and 1940, and a whole host of US and Canadian records.

A premium package is also available at an annual price of $239.50. Aimed at the more expert user, this option provides access to best in British, Irish and US collections. The signature datasets include the largest online collection of UK parish records, over 187 million historic British Newspaper articles and over 23 million Irish newspaper articles. Also included is Findmypast’s landmark United States Marriages collection which, on completion, will cover 360 years of marriages from 1650 to 2010, contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across America. A variety of other valuable UK and Irish resources are also included.

Findmypast aims to make subscription options simpler, offering consistently better value while maintaining a premium quality service. Customers will see a variety of new records published every week, constantly increasing the value of all Findmypast subscriptions.

Ben Bennett, Executive Vice-President North America and International for Findmtpast said: “At Findmypast we believe everyone should have the opportunity to understand their place in history through their ancestors’ stories. By offering these new subscription packages, we are making family history more affordable and accessible, enabling more people to share magical moments of discovery.”

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