Tuesday 28 November 2017

FindMyPast UK introduces new subscription packages

FindMyPast UK (not its other 'territories') has announced new subscription packages for renewals and new subs.

For the last few years researchers have had to make a choice firstly between the World package or the Local package, and secondly on the length of the subscription: either one-month or annual.

The monthly or annual options remain, but the big change is the offer of three packages, as you can see below (click the image for a better view).

Click to view full details and to compare each package

The new subscription options are:

Starter package
For beginners, the Starter package offers the simplicity of starting with essential census and BMD (birth, marriages and death) records, and includes Findmypast’s family tree hinting system. All new subscribers will receive a free Getting Started guide.
Monthly/annual prices: £8.95/£72.

Plus package
Designed for those wanting to take their research to the next level, the Plus package sees the 1939 Register available in a monthly subscription for the first time. Beyond the 1939 Register, all parish, military, education, institutions and social history records as well as all electoral registers, directories, and travel and migration records are included. ALL Irish records except Irish newspapers will also be accessible.
Monthly/annual prices: £12.95/£120.

Pro package
The Pro package contains everything the serious or professional genealogist needs, with access to the largest online collection of British & Irish newspapers and all of Findmypast’s global record sets and advanced resources such as PERSI. Pro subscribers will also receive priority customer support, exclusive Webinars and advanced education aimed at experienced genealogists.
Monthly/annual prices: £15.95/£156.

This latest move means that two of FindMyPast's 'territories' – UK and USA – now have their own subscription models. Whether FindMyPast Ireland and Australia/NewZealand will design bespoke models remains to be seen. Note: the new subs are available only to to UK-based researchers.

UPDATE: Findmypast say that existing subscribers will not automatically be moved to any of these new packages.  As subs come up for renewal, researchers will have the opportunity to take up one of the new options, but if they would prefer to keep the type of access they already have, they will be able to do so.