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Findmypast frenzy

In General Genealogy on December 29, 2009 at 2:46 PM

…is about to begin.  My subscription ends January 2nd, and I just don’t have the $250 to renew (and that’s with the 20% loyalty discount!).  So over the next few days I’ll be going over my English families again to ensure I’ve done all I can for them with this particular subscription.  It’s actually forcing me to organize myself a bit better which is always a good thing.  I’ll also go down some of the collatoral lines as well and pick up what I can.

I know the arguments for the prices of these subscription sites–it is without a doubt much cheaper than flying there to do the research.  However given a budget and a choice, I’d much rather do the trip!  Who wouldn’t want to visit the old country, the stomping grounds of some of the names we’ve added to our tree, getting a flavour of the people and places.  Given a tight budget, however, I am very happy that my local library at least has a subscription to ancestry.ca.  Sure, not quite the same as sitting in your pjs and bunny slippers as you search from morning ’til night, taking nary a bathroom break as you hunt them down, but definitely easier on the pocket book.  Maybe I should look into becoming a professional Genealogist, then I could write off all these online database subscriptions as tax deductions!

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  1. I am an American FMP subscriber and I just renewed the most expensive 12-month full subscription with the loyalty discount and it was around $195 that posted on my credit card. A bit better than $250!

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