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Findmypast

Post by Tripps » 26 Apr 2014, 22:59

I've been using Findmypast for quite a while, and until this month have been reasonably satisfied. At the end of March 2014, they rejigged the site, and it's the best example of 'Hutber's Law' (Improvement equals deterioration), I've seen for some time. I thought it was just me for a couple of weeks, but now found that others are also having problems. What's the point of a census search where you can't search on a particular address?

Look here Findmypast problems

I'm tied in until September, and they seem reluctant to give refunds to dissatisfied users, so I'll just have to grin and bear it. I will not renew, and would recommend that potential users stayed clear until all issues are resolved. :sad:

I don't see this company surviving.
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Post by Gloria » 27 Apr 2014, 09:21

I use ancestry and have done for quite a few years now on and off. I tried genealogist but couldn't get to grips with it at all. A friend of mine uses Find my past and up to now has not commented on the changes. Ancestry does not do an address search, neither does genealogist if my memory serves me right.
I think there is always a problem when a site changes, familysearch is a good example since it's change, I still don't find it as easy, but maybe people coming into it new do.
I really do understand your angst, and cannot understand why they would take that search facility off. Obviously done by someone who knows nothing of genealogy.
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Post by Wendyf » 27 Apr 2014, 13:22

I prefer Ancestry, but one of my volunteer colleagues in the library uses Find My Past and she has been very frustrated with it since the changes. Lancashire Libraries swapped from Ancestry to Find my Past not long since and the last I heard they had been denied access since the changes were made.

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Post by Gloria » 09 Nov 2016, 17:16

4 Days free access to Find My Past Military Records
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Post by Whyperion » 12 Apr 2017, 12:05

I've had email that Findmypast are now digitising Catholic records (Ireland, Scotland, England , USA , Canada), which could be useful to me.

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Post by Gloria » 23 Jun 2017, 09:54

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Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2017, 04:27

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