What is Findmypast’s subscription pricing structure?
Since 2017, family history website Findmypast has offered a three-tier pricing structure to all its members.
The most basic tier is ‘Starter’, aimed at family history beginners. It costs £9.99 for a one-month subscription or £89.99 for a 12-month subscription.
The second tier is ‘Plus’, which costs £12.99 for one month or £129.99 for 12 months.
As well as the records available in the Starter tier, the Plus tier covers the 1939 Register; British and Irish parish records, wills, electoral registers and education, occupation and travel records, as well as special Irish records and military records.
All three tiers also allow you to create your family tree on Findmypast, receive hints from other trees and message other users with whom you have shared ancestors.
The 1921 census for England and Wales is also available exclusively on Findmypast, but must be paid for separately.
What are credits and micropayments?
For non-subscribers, Findmypast also offer a pay as you go system.
This was previously known as credits, but over July 2021 Findmypast will replace the credits with micropayments, which non-subscribers must purchase to view records.
The micropayments have the same value as the credits, but are being introduced in order to show customers the cost of a purchase before they make it.
Users who are not Findmypast subscribers can purchase micropayments in order to view individual records.
As part of the transition, from 14 July all credits will no longer be extended or reactivated when users purchase a subscription or additional credits.
Instead, all credits will expire 90 days from their point of purchase.
Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine