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Offline Rishile

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Getting Started - Again
« on: Friday 20 October 17 16:16 BST (UK) »
I started my FH research about 10 years ago but, due to my husband's health problems, put it all on the back-burner about 2 years ago.  Fortunately the health problems coincided with my subscriptions to FindMyPast and Ancestry ending.  My husband has now returned to full health and the geneology bug us biting again and I have decided to carry on.  However, because of my husband's subsequent retirement and my semi-retirement, funding is limited.  I have a lot of information from my previous research which can be worked on but I'm wondering if it is worth re-subscribing to FindMyPast or Ancestry.   Have they changed much and are they still as useful as they were?  Are there other websites out there that have as much or more information?  I don't mind paying but don't want to waste my money.

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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #1 on: Friday 20 October 17 16:24 BST (UK) »
You can access both at your local library and see what changes they have made in the two years. Depending on where you want to research the different sites may have relevant information. Also I would suggest taking advantage of their free weekends before making any membership decisions.
Good luck with your continued research.
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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #2 on: Friday 20 October 17 18:42 BST (UK) »
Glad to hear your Husband is back to good health again must have been a worrying time for you ..As Panda said check out your Local library to see what is different and take advantage of the free weekends ...and you can also ask for help on here good luck to you both  :)

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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 October 17 19:50 BST (UK) »
That's good news about your husband. There are probably lots of new records that have become available on both sites during the last couple of years, FindMyPast in particular release new ones every week. If you need the 1939 register, FindMyPast is the only way you can access full details. There are lots of free weekends or reduced price offers for both sites, so why not try them both first rather than committing to one of the other until you are sure which has the records that you need?
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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 21 October 17 13:45 BST (UK) »
pleased you are able to restart your research.I would spend some time going through the information you already have,there maybe something you want to check out further and you don`t want to find you are searching for info you already have.Keep an eye open for free weekends and offers ,people on this forum usually let us know when they are available.
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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 21 October 17 17:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all your comments and good wishes.

I have made a plan thanks to your suggestions.  I need to get to know my ancestors again - it's amazing how many of them I had forgotten.  So, I'll make a lot of notes about the information I still need then buy a subscription (or get a cheap deal) then get all my replies in one go. 

Now I just need to stick to the plan.  Any bets?

Rishile
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Pike - Kent
Pay - Kent
Swan/Swaine - Herts / London
Bissenden - Kent
Chappell - Herts
Hammond - Essex

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Re: Getting Started - Again
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 21 October 17 17:11 BST (UK) »
That's great that you are back again and that your husband is in better health.

Stick to a plan ???? How often do we say that and then get side tracked :) :)

I would not like to put a bet on it  :-X :-X

Happy researching.

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