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From: allen williams <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Paid Gen sites
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:15:58 +0000
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I'd echo Alan on this, just add a few points:
The quality of the transcriptions seems to be marginally better on FMP
The two have completely different census search routines, and FMP is the
one I generally prefer, not least because you can search for a census
reference, a person or an address, whereas Ancestry limits you to the
They give access to different additional sets of data besides civil
registration and census. Which additional sets you prefer may sway your
Ancestry offers a monthly subscription option, FMP only annual or
six-monthly. Pay-per-view options also differ in cost. FMP offers a
substantial automatic discount on renewal, Ancestry does not.
The Genealogist is supposed to be good, but I haven't used it.
These comments are confined to England and Wales information. Ancestry
has by far the most comprehensive international coverage.
On Thu, 2010-02-11 at 08:51 +0000, Alan Bennett wrote:
> It really depends on what data you are after.
> Don't forget only FindMyPast has the 1911 UK Census
> Only Ancestry.co.uk has the searchable UK BMD from 1916 to circa 2005 to
> complement FreeBMD
> As a result I subscribe to both and to World Vital Records for some US
> I don't have enough US to warrant the full Ancestry world package.
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