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ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« on: Saturday 05 May 07 09:22 BST (UK) »
Has anyone used the 3 free day offer? whats the catch? and is it any good
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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 May 07 13:35 BST (UK) »
I've used 3 day free offers a couple of times. No catch with the ones I used, no credit card info required just an email address. I got full access to all records - excellent and led to a few very late nights.
Cardiff- Davies, Thomas,
Forest of Dean/Symonds Yat- Farr
Barnstaple - Symons
Bideford - Labbett
Newcastle Emlyn - Davies
Devonport - Budge, Goodman

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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 May 07 16:23 BST (UK) »
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No catch

There is a small catch.  Once they have your email address they will send promotional advertising on a regular basis.
Sussex: Floate, West
Kent: Tuffee
Cheshire: Gradwell
Lancashire: Gradwell

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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 May 07 11:33 BST (UK) »
I have also used these free 3 day offers from ancestry and other than a few advertising bits and pieces from them on the odd occassion I have never found any catches. As for is it any good, different people get different results but for me it was well worth it as each time I have used it I have found "new found rellies"  and have been able to fill in gaps on my extended tree.

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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 May 07 11:38 BST (UK) »


There is a small catch.  Once they have your email address they will send promotional advertising on a regular basis.

I've rarely had advertising from them (monthly newsletter is about the limit) but I use a hotmail address - you can default the email into your junk mail if you don't want to receive it

Trish
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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 06 May 07 12:09 BST (UK) »
Can you use the free 3 day offer if you've already given them money (on a pay-per-view basis?)

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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 May 07 12:14 BST (UK) »
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Can you use the free 3 day offer if you've already given them money (on a pay-per-view basis?)

Presumably you can, although you may need to open a new free email account with say Hotmail or Yahoo in order to activate the the free trial.
Sussex: Floate, West
Kent: Tuffee
Cheshire: Gradwell
Lancashire: Gradwell

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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 May 07 09:41 BST (UK) »
They do the offer to draw you in and make you feel like you can't live without it so you subscribe. I have used the service before, does anyone know whether this means I can't ever use it again?
I tried a couple of months ago on a similar offer and it wouldn't let me.
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Re: ancestry.com, free 3 day offer? CATCH?
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 May 07 09:48 BST (UK) »
I've used the trial offer a couple of times - so I guess you can use it more than once - but a little while ago I subscribed to their 'trees and connections' service for something like $20 per year and now I'm not allowed to do the 14 day trials anymore!

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HUGHES - Armagh
LEYDEN - Ahamlish, Sligo/Down/Belfast
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HUGGARD - Wexford/Kerry
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BARNES - Dublin
HAZELTON - NI
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