Subscription websites

Birth Marriages and Death and much more

Prices updated October 2021

ANCESTRY – www.ancestry.co.uk

I have had a subscription since 2003 and find the link to Family Tree Maker very useful.
Ancestry is changing from an annual subscription to a 6 month subscription.  My last annual one which runs out in June 2022 cost me £179.99 – to achieve the same level of access I will not be spending £99.99 every 6 months.  I assume this gives ancestry the ability to increase the costs after 6 months instead of waiting a year.

  • Key UK records – monthly £10.99, 6 months £54.99
  • All UK & Ireland records – monthly £13.99, 6 months £69.99
  • Everything on Ancestry – monthly £19.99, 6 months £99.99
  • Prices as at October 2021

Ancestry has one of the largest collections in the world and if you use family tree maker software (owned by Ancestry) the site enables you to upload your family tree and search other members trees. A useful tool.

FINDMYPAST – www.findmypast.co.uk

I have had a subscription since 2013 and love FMP for the newspaper archives and travel, parish etc. Found that it does have several records not available on Ancestry.
Current yearly subscription for

  • Starter – £79.99
  • Plus – £119.99 (this adds 1939 register and Irish, UK parish and military and travel records.
  • Pro – £159.99 (as above but with worldwide records and newspaper archives)
  • * 14 day free trails are often available as are discounts through Lostcousins.
  • Prices as at October 2021

Their strapline is ‘Bring your past to life’. Their website contains Birth, marriage, death and parish records; census, land and survey records; education and work; institution and organisation records; military, armed forces and conflict records together with newspapers, directories and social history.

GENES REUNITED – www.genesreunited.co.uk


I have never had a subscription so can’t speak from the experience of using it.

A 14 day free trial is available –

  • Standard is £4.95 per month / 6 months £2.50 per month / 12 month £1.67 per month
  • Platinum 19.95 per month or £6.67 for a 12 month plan.

These amounts are taken in one lump sum – monthly rate is mainly for comparison.

FAMILY RELATIVES – familyrelatives.com

I have never had a subscription so can’t speak from the experience of using it.

  • Day Pass – £17.00
  • Silver Worldwide – £25.00 annually
  • Platinum All Access – £34.95 annually

BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES –www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Several times I have had a subscription – the search engine is better than through findmypast but if you are going for the top subscription at FMP than maybe it isn’t necessary.

Pay as you go – 40 pages for £19.95

  • Monthly – £12.95 billed monthly
  • 3 Months – £8.64 per month, billed every 3 months
  • 12 months – £6.67 per month, billed annually.

FAMILY RELATIVES – familyrelatives.com

I have never had a subscription so can’t speak from the experience of using it.

  • Day Pass – £17.00
  • Silver Worldwide – £25.00 annually
  • Platinum All Access – £34.95 annually

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