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Discussion in 'General Family History Queries' started by juliespav, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. juliespav

    juliespav Member

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    FMP is offering free access this weekend midday 7th November to midday 10th November, for Remembrance weekend.
    It does say its all records not just military.
    Happy hunting everyone!
     
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    Doug Administrator. The Main Man. Staff Member

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    Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    "From midday, Friday November 7th to midday on Monday, November 10th (GMT), you’ll be able to access:
    • Global record sets that include census, birth, marriage, death and travel records amongst many more
    • Historical newspapers stretching as far back as 1710...
    • Military records, including our WW1 collections, so that everyone has the chance to trace their family this Remembrance weekend
    There is no need to do anything to your account, just sign in as normal over the weekend and you’ll be able to explore our record sets from around the world."

    I nearly bought a month's sub last night, too. :)
     
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  4. Flora

    Flora Well-Known Member

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    Dash it ! I just joined for a year - paid up front too :(:(
     
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    Sandiep Successfully Supports Searches!

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    just had an email from FMP to say they are adding 3 extra days to subscribers accounts...............so we are not losing out at all...........hooray for someone who values there customers for a change
     
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    Just logged in and it is not yet Friday - here!

    I'm not sure I agree with that. Following the 'debacle' last April, we cancelled the auto-renew in Profile.

    That membership ended last month.
    And what did we get from them - nothing.
    No reminder.
    No offer(s) - remember that those who complained got two months free!
    No - sorry to lose you - email
    No "Exit Questionnaire".
    Absolutely no contact from them at all.

    THAT's how much they value their 'customers'!:mad:
     
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    Ken_R Well-Known Member

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    Just my luck. I was searching t'other day and found a FS entry that linked to an image on FMP but, with the subscription expired, I couldn't view it.

    Just gone to my tree on Ancentry to see if I could remember what it was and.......the site, Ancestry (UK) is down and up faster than a yo-yo.:(

    And currently, more down than up.:rolleyes:
     
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    Now that would be worth joining for, things that go down as well as up, follow my drift nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Oh to be young again. arryboy
     
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    As with everything one can only speak as one finds Ken
     
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    Dear me - mixed views about FMP : twas ever thus, I guess. I had the email too, Sandiep, so we have some comfort.

    Will see how things go when I learn how to use the site more profitably, then decide whether to renew or not.
     
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    I havent used FMP for a while & thought Id make good use of the free weekend until I tried a search & realised how hard they have made things,the searches are so generic & bring up lots that have no relevance, I wanted to search for births in Leicestershire with just the parents names but they have made it too hard, unless im not doing it right.
     
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    Ive just been back on to the site & found the entry for the 1901 census that i was looking for but cant view it without paying,so back to the home page & I went on the link that said free weekend put in the name etc & it didnt bring up the entry for the 1901.
     
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    I thought it would crash just after the start time, but it was working well.
    I was able to log on, using my cancelled account, and found some entries on the census files for 1861 & 1901 using just the street name. I downloaded the images without any problem.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    FMP sent me a friendly email to say the free weekend had started. I did a few searches and see they have the US Censi available - looking for Mom's family in 1930. All of a sudden, circling arrows, then a gateway timeout. I guess it's "prime time" in the UK right now? I'll try again later when ya'll are sleeping. ;)
     
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    I think you have to log in via your local site - UK, US or AUS, and you get their records. If you have a current subs you can access the other sites but I think as a non subs you only get the local site. I may be wrong as it's not too easy to understand the T's & C's.
     
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    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

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    In my case, I had an old UK registration from free voucher codes some time ago. I have some UK research, but was surprised to see US census images for years I usually have to view via A....... . Was on a moment ago and it happened again viewing records in Hants. Oh well, it's almost time to start supper.
     
  17. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

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    Weirdly, I seem to be having more success on FMP.com than co.uk. o_O
     
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    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    ??? - "I" before "E" except after "C" was wot I was torted at skool.o_O:D
     
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    sorry Artful but our English language is weird to say the least .....you are correct we were taught same rhyme but as you can see its not always correct
    its no wonder we get confused:rolleyes::D
     
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    The Artful Dodger Dodging, ducking and diving

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    I was just kidding - take 2 words - WEIRD & WIELD. Won't say more - in trouble already:oops::eek:

    a friend did spell the 2nd word as WEALD - as in Harrow and Weald - so all I can say is -- "it is a tough language to learn as a Newcomer - or in my cas dragged up proper as I was"
     
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