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Findmypast’s pricing structure explained

We explain what family history records Findmypast's Starter, Plus and Pro subscriptions cover

Findmypast pricing structure

What is Findmypast’s subscription pricing structure?

Since 2017, family history website Findmypast has offered a three-tier pricing structure to all its members.

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The most basic tier is ‘Starter’, aimed at family history beginners. It costs £24.99 for a three-month subscription or £79.99 for a 12-month subscription.

The only records the Starter subscription gives you access to are civil registers of birth, marriage and death records in Britain and Ireland and the British and Irish censuses.

The second tier is ‘Plus’, which costs £35.99 for three months or £119.99 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.

The final tier, ‘Pro’, costs £46.99 for three months or £159.99 for 12 months and offers access to all the records on Findmypast, covering countries including America, Canada and Australia.

It is also the only subscription tier which covers Findmypast’s large old newspapers collection, including its partnership with the British Newspaper Archive.

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.

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.

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Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine