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Using online tools for family trees.

(18 Posts)
Nandalot Sat 29-Dec-18 15:26:45

My DH is very keen to subscribe to an online research tool. At the moment, he is thinking of That makes a bit of sense as I did the Ancestry DNA test. My question is, with any of these resources, can one subscription be used for several family trees? In other words, can both DH and I both use it for our paternal and maternal trees?

Anniebach Sat 29-Dec-18 15:45:29

I am with Ancestry and have seven trees , it would have to be one member but you can invite a guest so both of you could add info to it.

mcem Sat 29-Dec-18 15:54:45

I am currently on a 2week free trial with FindMyPast. Does anyone have experience of this site?
Put in lots of accurate information about my grandparents but when I tried to find precise date of their wedding I was told no info was available. Likewise my mother's birth record.
Does the free trial apply only to recording info I have already and would I be able to access more details by paying the subscription?
Will contact them once DGCs have departed. Just wondered if anyone might advise.

Elegran Sat 29-Dec-18 16:07:54

Mcem Findmypast have the indexes (indices?) which show whish quarter of which year the event occurred but to get the exact date and other details you need the reference number for the record ( shown opposite the name in the index) so as to order a certificate.

Also, I don't think Findmypast has the Scottish indexes. Those can be seen at Scotland's People.

Nandalot Sat 29-Dec-18 16:24:59

Thanks, Annie, that’s helpful.

Anniebach Sat 29-Dec-18 17:17:14

Nandalot more difficult is a child hadn’t been baptised, if a couple married in a registry office. Find My Past have info of Church registers .

paddyann Sat 29-Dec-18 17:37:35

I've had problems finding Irish ancestors ,anyone have a site thats easy to navigate and has good info for all Ireland before 1900 ?

cavewoman Sat 29-Dec-18 17:42:29

paddyann I have been looking at Irish baptisms @1800 at

mcem Sat 29-Dec-18 18:29:14

Thanks elegran and annie. Just finding my way around and wondering if I should take it past the free trial stage.

paddyann Sat 29-Dec-18 18:48:17

Thank you cavewoman I'll try that after the New Year .

Anniebach Sun 30-Dec-18 20:07:21

Paddyanne I did a family tree in Ireland earlier this year. I joined
‘Ireland Reaching Out’ members were very helpful.

Jalima1108 Sun 30-Dec-18 20:13:37

I think some Irish records were lost, unfortunately, paddyann, however, I think there are plenty which survived:

Anniebach Sun 30-Dec-18 20:33:16

There were Jalima, but a lot of work has been done gathering info from Church registers which is some help,

jusnoneed Sun 30-Dec-18 21:36:39

mcem try searching for them on FreeBMD or FreeReg. Both are free to use. Or you could look at the county OPC (online parish clerk) records, e.g. Somerset OPC

Anja Sun 30-Dec-18 22:33:33

Yes you can, but the easiest way would be for you both to use the same sign in and password.

Windyweather Sat 05-Jan-19 23:07:04

Try it's free and has worldwide records, but make sure you put in the country e.g. England, that you are searching in, otherwise you will be inundated.

Floradora9 Sun 06-Jan-19 15:02:09

Ancestry is no good for Scottish records .

winterwhite Sun 09-Jun-19 21:34:23

Have just this very week started with Already I think I need to split my tree into four and can’t work out how to do this. Must happen all the time, surely there’s a way??