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Excellent

Wasy to navigate, easy to view pages, good choice ...

None for me.

I have been researching my family tree for many years and I first decided to search my tree after my dad died in 2001. When I first began researching online I didn’t quite know where to begin and I came across this website which helped me find a few searches when I only wanted to test the site...

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Excellent

easy to use, friendly members, good customer servi...

expensive, cost of certificates

I have had an interest in my family history for many years and about a decade ago, started to quiz by only surviving Grandparent about her side of the family. After jotting down numerous notes, I didn’t really know where to turn next. So for nearly 10 years, all my findings sat in a notepad, just...

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Super

Holds a great deal of accurate information includi...

High prices

I've been using Ancestry for some three years now without too much trouble. I pay a whopping £70 a year for my subscription to the site however if you consider how much it would cost me to travel to the national or even local archives once a month instead of using this site, I actually save money...

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Super

Vast amount of records available

Sometimes unreliable

Ever since I was little I have always been fascinated by history of some form or another and my own family history has been no exception. I have fond memories of sitting as a child spending hours gazing at the grainy photographs of the people with no names in my Grandma's photo albums, wishing...

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Excellent

A huge repository of genealogical information. A '...

Some may baulk at the price but given what you get...

INTRODUCTION The world of genealogy is a fascinating pastime and one which becomes more pervasive and demanding of time the more you put into it. I have spent the last eighteen months converting our own records history from a hand written collection of notes into a computerised database and a web...

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Excellent

A very useful tool of investigation, Discover your...

It isnt free

Well it isn't the Addams family... it is mine!! For those people who are interested in researching their family tree, you will find that there is no end of websites available online to help you with your search, whilst I don't imagine you can trace absolutely everyone on your families ancestry...

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Good

Plenty of records and access to origimal images is...

Rules of transcribing and "over-tidy" organisation...

Being an Ancestry user of four years or so, I've had plenty of time to get used to the site layout (although this has lately been modified - more on that later) and build up an impression of the service they offer. To begin with, the £84 a year subscription is pretty good value for money - it...

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Excellent

“Leaving a legacy.”

published 21/11/2005

Saves trips to Records Offices.

Can become obsessive.

Having been off work for sometime under doctors' orders I was becoming bored with my own company. Speaking to my mother online helped pass the time and was infinitely better than day time TV. However, this 76 year old silver surfer told me that she had started a free trial to Ancestry.co.uk and...

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Excellent

“Who do you think you are?”

published 30/03/2009

Find long lost relatives, interesting hobby, etc

Can be addictive!

I had always thought about researching my family tree but had never really gotten around to it, until I saw a two week free trial at ancestry.co.uk. I thought I might as well have a go, so I signed up. You do have to register your card details as if you are really signing up but you are always...

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Excellent

“I KNOW WHERE I COME FROM”

published 07/09/2008

LOTS OF INFORMATION AND DATA

You have to pay annual fee in full

Whilst we know who we are, surely you want to know where you come from. This site is great value for money when tracing your history. It cost £80 annual membership. Compared to other sites which make you buy credits. If you was to add up your credits you will soon find you have reached nearly £80...

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Satisfactory

Still some unique databases such as the WW1 soldie...

Lack of the 1911 census and a poor search facility

Ancestry.co.uk used to be the clear market leader in online genealogical research. However it is now slipping in my opinion behind the rival service offered by Find My Past. My reasons for thinking this are as follows. Firstly there is the slow progress being made on adding the 1911 census...

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Super

“Good and bad”

published 20/01/2013

Ease of use

Problems not ironed out

Ancestry is easy to use though you have to be careful following their automatic hints, not always the person you're researching though, in 80% of cases it's correct. We have come across many instances where distant cousins have married, meaning families are interlinked. Unlike other Genealogy...

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Super

Clearly the most comprehensive site going

At over £100 for a year, can prove expensive

The first thing to say is that if you are considering a subscription to Ancestry, you should ensure that you have checked out all the free resources first. Ancestry has far and away the greatest concentration of records in one site, but there is just as much out there on free-to-use sites, and it...

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Not for me

None

Theft!

Beware of the free 14 day trial offer!... I saw the offer for the "Free" trial and was intrigued. I have wanted to research my family history for some time and it seemed a great way to get started... How wrong could I be! After agreeing to the 14 day free trial and handing over my card details to...

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Not for me

create family tree and link to others also seachin...

In my experience, poor value

I found this website quite confusing to navigate. After spending several hours searching and trying to create my family tree I came to bit of a dead end, so decided I would need to order a marriage certificate to get further information in order to move on. Afterwards, in hindsight, I thought the...

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