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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 17:50 GMT (UK) »
So, presumably that means anyone who buys a month's subscription still pays for the 1939? Perhaps it is to encourage more people to buy an annual subscription. I just upgraded mine to World recently taking advantage of one of their offers.
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 18:07 GMT (UK) »
I treated myself to some credits as a Christmas present. I have a list of individuals I have located so far in the free search. My list of people I can't find is even longer. At least I can go and eliminate possible matches once it is free and hopefully it will improve the indexes as well in the future.
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 18:45 GMT (UK) »
God, only a couple of days ago I asked not to automatically renew my month sub!
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 19:31 GMT (UK) »
My email was all priced in US$ though  ??? ??? ???


So is mine, but then I did take my sub out in dollars (it was a special offer)

Still i feel sorry for all those who have bought the 1939 register at £6 a go !
I don't, really they have just been paying a premium for early access. I suppose if they've bulk bought credits that would be annoying, but complaining that they have paid when others will get it for free is a bit much. People pay premiums for early access for variety of things. It doesn't surprise me they've decided to include it in the sub, or putting the sub up to compensate - it does that they've offered a price freeze to existing members plus a 10% loyalty bonus on top. Maybe they've realised it makes sense to try and retain existing subscribers.
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 19:32 GMT (UK) »
just received this email
 "We’re pleased to let you know that as a valued member of Findmypast from the 16th February 2016, we’re giving you unlimited access to our premium record set, the 1939 Register. This is only available at Findmypast, so you’ll soon be able to discover even more names, addresses and occupations of people in England and Wales on the eve of the Second World War"
does this apply to all
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 19:37 GMT (UK) »
That's the email we are discussing. Looks as if it applies to annual subscriptions only, not monthly.
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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 19:51 GMT (UK) »
My email arrived at18.34 so I shall look forward to the 16 February.

The entry for my grandparents intrigues me at first the index showed just my grandparents and 2 people who were closed. One I knew would be my father but the other was presumably his brother but as he was born in August 1915 he should have been open. When they opened a load more earlier this year my father who died in 1993 was now open but his brother born August 1915 and died the same month in 1993 is still closed! Maybe by February he'll be open too!

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 20:02 GMT (UK) »
I have not had one   :'(  I am an annual subscriber....  ???

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Re: What! The 1939 Register For Free!
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 20 January 16 20:04 GMT (UK) »
California dreamin,

If they are sending the email out to everybody they may send out the bulk email in stages to prevent it being seen as spam by the big email providers.

So people will get their emails at different times.

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