How much does Findmypast cost?
We explain what family history records Findmypast's Starter, Plus, Pro and Premium subscriptions cover
Family history website Findmypast offers four subscription levels for members. You can sign up for a 14-day free trial at Findmypast before you subscribe and can take out any of the packages apart from the Premium package as your free trial. You will need to cancel before the trial expires if you do not wish to be charged. At the end of your trial your subscription will move to the membership plan you signed up with the pricing as below. Customers can only do one free trial.
All four 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.
Findmypast 'Starter' subscription package
£9.99 monthly auto renewing
Aimed at beginner family historians, the only records the Starter subscription gives you access to are civil registers of birth, marriage and death records in Britain and Ireland and British and Irish census records.
As many of these records can be found elsewhere for free online, this package may be the cheapest but it does not represent good value in our opinion.
Findmypast 'Plus' subscription package
£13.99 monthly auto renewing
£129.99 annual auto renewing (equivalent to £10.83/month).
Findmypast's second tier is ‘Plus’ and is great for anyone who does not require access to the British Newspaper Archive. 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.
If you want something between a monthly and an annual subscription, you can also take out a Plus package gift subscription for three months, costing £36.99 - although it's marketed as a gift for other people, there's nothing to stop you from buying it for yourself.
Findmypast 'Pro' subscription package
£18.99 monthly auto renewing
£179.99 annual auto renewing (equivalent to £14.99/month)
‘Pro’, offers access to all the records on Findmypast, covering countries including America, Canada and Australia.
It is also the cheapest subscription tier which covers Findmypast’s large old newspapers collection, based on its partnership with the British Newspaper Archive. It is also available as a three month gift subscription for £47.99.
Findmypast 'Premium' subscription package
£199.99 annual auto renewing (equivalent to £16.67/month)
Findmypast's newly introduced 'Premium' tier offers complete access to everything on Findmypast, including the 1921 census. Any existing subscribers who wish to upgrade can do so on a pro-rata basis. Existing 12-month Pro subscribers, who benefitted from a 10% loyalty discount on 1921 Census purchases, can upgrade to the Premium subscription for just £19.99.
Credits and micropayments
For non-subscribers, Findmypast also offer a pay as you go system.
This was previously known as credits, but has now been replaced with 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.