How much is Ancestry UK? If you have taken up the offer of a free trial to Ancestry you may be wondering how much your subscription to Ancestry will cost afterwards. Here is our guide to the UK subscription packages on Ancestry, how much they cost and which is the right subscription option for your UK genealogy research.


The first thing to recognise is that there are some free records on Ancestry. They are, however, only a very small proportion of what is available and you can read about them in our guide to Ancestry free records.

You also need to be sure that Ancestry membership is right for you as its main rival Findmypast also has a good selection of records. You can find out more about Findmypast pricing here or check out our guide to choosing the best family history website. And if you are just interested in accessing census records there are cheaper options than Ancestry's Essentials membership. TheGenealogist offers its Starter package for just £54.95 for 12 months.

Finally, don't forget that you can sign up for a 14-day free trial at Ancestry before you subscribe. You can take out any of the packages (except All Access) as your free trial. If you cancel within two days of the end of the trial, you will not be charged. Customers can only do one free trial. At the end of your trial your subscription will move to the membership plan you signed up for with the pricing as below.

You also have the option of a Pay-as-you-go offer, which grants you access to 12 record views over 14 days for £9.99. Pay-as-you-go will not give you access to content contributed by other users (including trees, photos and records) or enable you to contact other users through Member Connect.

UK census records

£10.99 monthly auto renewing

£54.99 six monthly auto renewing (equivalent to £9.16/month)

This membership package is very basic. It gives you access to all of the UK census records plus the records that are always free such as the GRO indexes. It does not include any of the more useful parish records that come with a bigger membership package.

UK & Ireland records

£13.99 monthly auto renewing

£69.99 six monthly auto renewing (equivalent to £11.66/month)

This membership package is much better value and is not surprisingly the most popular package for Ancestry UK. It covers all of the UK and Irish records held on Ancestry including millions of church, military and other records. For most people researching their UK ancestors this is the best value Ancestry subscription package.

Everything on Ancestry

£19.99 monthly auto renewing

£99.99 six monthly auto renewing (equivalent to £16.66/month)


This membership package gives access to all of the company's international records so it's perfect for anyone researching overseas ancestors, particularly North American ancestors.