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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2020 5:30PM
Looking for recommendations for a user friendly genealogy service?

Back in the day I used to do my own research at the offices in London...but now trying to do some family history research in the 1900-1930 period.

Realise I will have to pay some form of subscription.

Any suggestions?

Thanks Jeff

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Tianshi_angie 5 2.7k England
13 Jan 2020 10:18PM
I have used Ancestry.co.uk with great success - but as you say it does cost. I got so far and realised that I had got to the point where I needed to look at parish records and as they are all scattered throughout many counties it became even more expensive and very time consuming so was satisfied with the 17th century.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2020 10:30PM
Thanks Angie... will give them a look 😁
ChrisJP 11 1.9k Wales
14 Jan 2020 9:33AM
Try https://www.familysearch.org/en/ they are allied to the church of the Latter Day saints, but there is no religious content, requiremant, neither is there any hard sell at all, they just believe that the info should be free and available. It a passable free starting point.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
14 Jan 2020 9:49AM
Thanks, Chris....had a quick look at their site..will investigate further Smile
capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2020 10:14AM
Plenty of free sources, does your local council have a records office? These will have access to many national records usually. Have a look at this site too.... www.freebmd.org.uk/search
Good luck.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
14 Jan 2020 10:37AM
Thanks, Ivor...have tried that one...limited success, but think we have now sussed out what we need to find. have ordered our first `certificate'...thanks for everyone's help

Regards Jeff
Big Bri 18 16.5k United Kingdom
15 Jan 2020 9:18AM
I use Ancestry, which is great for building your tree, storing links to relevant documents etc, and automatically searches for info on the family members you have entered, providing "hints" which save the time of looking stuff up, and also can link you to people with shared ancestors.
But beware, you can download all your data, but you can't merge data, so if you also maintain information in another program (I use Family Historian) you can only merge by downloading from Ancestry and merging in your own software - anything you have locally that you want in Ancestry has to go up manually.

cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2020 9:24AM
Thanks for the advice... we're at early stages, so easy to dive in without knowing..

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