Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Ancestry Services Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      July 22, 2019

Home  >  Genealogy Services  >  Find My Past Review

Best

Genealogy

  1. Archives
  2. Find My Past
  3. One Great Family
  4. Genealogy Bank
  5. My Heritage

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
Genealogy - Uncovering Your Ancestry Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Cruise Vacations

Dental insurance

Keto Diets

Learn to Read Programs

Menopause Relief

Online Fitness

Personal Trainers

Pet Meds

Popular Diets

Wedding Planning Guides

 

Individual Reviews

Ancestry

Archives

Find My Past

One Great Family

Genealogy Bank

My Heritage

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Find My Past Review

To help you find the Best Ancestry Services, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth Find My Past Review.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Ancestry Services, please Click Here

Research Your Genealogy with Ancestry Today! Genealogy, or the study of family history and lines of descent, is second only to gardening in terms of its popularity in the United States. From TV shows like Finding Your Roots and Who Do You Think You Are?, to DNA testing kits that show an individual's unique genetic roots and relatives throughout the world, it's easy to see that learning about one's ancestry has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people.

In the past, researching a family tree was an arduous, often lengthy process. Vital documents had to be requested from local, state, and federal governments, and sometimes required proof of kinship in order to be granted. Many of these requests came with significant fees, sometimes as much as $20 per document.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2019

Genealogy Services Reviews

3.5 stars
Find My Past

FIND MY PAST Visit Site

Cost:

US & Canada subscription, $9.95/month or $114.50/year

World subscription, $19.95/month or $239.50/year

Pay-As-You-Go credits, 60 for $10.95, 300 for $37.95, 900 for $82.95

Find My Past began more than forty years ago in London, England, as a group of professional genealogists and heir hunters worked together under the name of Title Research. Their work evolved into a modern-day genealogy service that focuses heavily on records from England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. For family history researchers whose ancestors came from the UK, Find My Past may have records that aren't available on other genealogy sites, with more than 1,000 exclusive collections that include British newspaper archives, parish records dating back to 1538, Irish court records, and more.

On the other hand, for beginning researchers based in the US or Canada, or for those whose family tree has no known roots in the UK, the records available from other parts of the world on Find My Past may not be broad enough. Fortunately, as with most of the genealogy services in our review, Find My Past offers a free 14-day trial, so that users can determine if the records and services they provide are worth the cost: $9.95/month or $114.50/year for a US and Canada subscription, or $19.95/month or $239.50/year for a World subscription.

We think that Find My Past's benefits to 12-month subscribers, known as Find My Past First, offers some unique perks. As a yearly subscriber, users can access monthly webinars on various genealogy topics, help decide which new records will be added next, and enter monthly contests to win prizes. Find My Past First also gives subscribers access to discounts with partner companies, such as Family Tree Magazine, Hooked on Genealogy, and Lifebook.

Additionally, Find My Past is one of the only genealogy services to offer access to records on an a la carte basis. For those who prefer to pay only for the records they need rather than for a monthly or yearly subscription, Find My Past allows them to buy credits - 60 for $10.95, 300 for $37.95, or 900 for $82.95 - and use them to purchase access to specific documents. On average, records cost between 5 and 60 credits, and purchased records can be viewed an unlimited number of times. Depending on the type of record requested, this may or may not be more affordable than requesting a copy of the document from a local government. Customers should also be aware that credits are only valid for 90 days from the date of purchase and expire if they are not used within that time. On the other hand, customers can have expired credits reissued to their account if they purchase more credits or a subscription within three months of their expiration.

Find My Past also offers the ability to create a family tree and connect with others; however, with its user base predominantly located in the UK, it might be more challenging for subscribers in the US to find and connect with others' family trees.

In general, Find My Past is an excellent resource for those whose genealogy takes them anywhere within the United Kingdom. We applaud their efforts to continually expand their offerings both within the UK and outside of it, but are disappointed that the US and Canada records currently available are somewhat skimpy compared with other sites while still having a relatively high monthly subscription cost.

Visit Site

Continued from above

Also, it was not uncommon for a request to go unfilled because the details provided by the requestor were incorrect - perhaps the individual was actually born in an adjacent county, or in a different year, or had a different name on his or her birth certificate.

Further complicating matters, most people's family trees contain ancestors whose native language was not English, making it even more difficult to locate and request information. Fortunately, today's genealogy buff has access to an unprecedented amount of birth and death certificates, obituaries, census records, and other researchers' results, just to name a few.

Genealogy services can help people find out more about their family history in a matter of minutes, rather than months or even years, through indexed records, broad databases, and even translations of vital documents from many different countries. Modern technology also allows genealogy buffs to take their research to the next level through DNA testing.

Often with just a simple swab of the cheek or a vial of saliva, curious individuals can get scientific evidence of their roots, connect with people who have shared ancestors, even discover family traits that have been passed down for generations.

  • Cost. How much will you need to pay to access the records and other information on the site? Are there monthly options, if you only need to find a few records, or discounts for yearly subscriptions?
  • Variety of information available. What types of records does the site provide? Is it a wide range of governmental data (e.g. census, death certificates, etc.), published information (e.g. obituaries and other newspaper articles), and family trees submitted by other users? Can the information the site provides be found for free on other websites?
  • Family tree features. Does the service allow you to create your own family tree and easily link information you find on the site? Are you able to connect with other researchers interested in the same ancestral line? Can you add photos, stories, and other personal details to your family tree?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Genealogy Services available today. We hope these reviews help you find your ancestors and discover more about your own family tree today!

In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case

Genetic genealogya  allows law enforcement to compare DNA evidence found at crime scenes to personal DNA that individuals have tested through commercial services such as 23andMe or Ancestry.com and ...

Published:  Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:10:00 GMT



Community Services for July 14

Family History Center: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day ... Fifth St., offers Adult Education services/GED classes. New student registration is at 8 a.m. Mondays. Class meets from 8 a.m. to 1 ...

Published:  Sun, 14 Jul 2019 00:06:00 GMT



Genealogy Products and Services Market Expected to Secure Notable Revenue Share During 2018 to 2024

Fact.MR has announced the addition of the " Genealogy Products and Services Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2024"report to their offering. This ...

Published:  Fri, 05 Jul 2019 12:39:00 GMT



A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence From a Genealogy Site

and before Parabon had officially begun offering genetic genealogy services. A Parabon representative emailed Scharf a few days later, on April 30, with a report that identified Talbott as a potential ...

Published:  Tue, 11 Jun 2019 12:34:00 GMT



Genealogy Products & Services Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2024

NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The analyst recently released a recent study titled, "Forecast, Trend Analysis and Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2024" which provides ...

Published:  Tue, 28 May 2019 14:13:00 GMT



Genealogy Products and Services Gaining Traction in Forensics Thereby Impacting Market Growth at 11.4% CAGR during 2018-2024, Details Fact.MR study

FactMR has been actively inspecting the overall status prevailing across the global market for genealogy products & services. This assessment skillfully discourse that surging demand for genetic and ...

Published:  Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:49:00 GMT



Genealogy Products and Services Market Insights Covering Market Dynamics and Competitive Scenario through 2024

Genealogy, which is also referred as family history is the study and tracing of the lineages and history of an individual's family. In genealogy, various service providers utilize various analysis ...

Published:  Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:00:00 GMT



The First Murder Case to Use Family Tree Forensics Goes to Trial

multiple companies have launched lucrative genetic genealogy services, and it's all happening with no federal or state laws to rein it in. Now the Talbott case, which begins this week, will be the ...

Published:  Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:45:00 GMT



Share Us!    Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Twitter Share TopConsumerReviews.com on LinkedIn Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Google+ Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure