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i used find my past and ancestry.uk.co, i found ancestry had more records and was the best
one for me, i have two trees on ancestry, hanmer tree and smith tree. the mormon site is
free and very good for early records, the site is family search.org. hope this helps.
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And not forgetting good old Google....much info to be found just by putting your queries into the google info bar.
Good post Lee - It's amazing how often, apart from general info gained, a Google search for something entirely different has led me to some help with my tree.

I subscribe to A & FMP, good and bad on both as in all things, wouldn't like to be without either as well as making full use of the freebies. :)
 

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Not to sure myself as to what is best as it all depends what you are hoping for.
I prefer FMP for census searches and Ancestry for parish records.
Although I do not like the searches on Ancestry as it often gives me results that are obviously not what I was looking for, they are much lower down the pecking order.

Only the other day I was doing a search on the census and nothing showed up on FMP and Ancestry(uk) but a search on google gave a result for Ancestry(usa) saying there was a result on the UK census which I could not look at as I do not have the international version - so as in all things you pays your money and hope to be successful!

Just go for the cheapest, I went with Ancestry as they offered me a sub with 20% off, I nearly took their hand off although I had to ring up to get it as the web site waouldnt play ball!

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Freereg, FMP and Ancestree.

Freereg has updated their parish registers. Found out today that an ancestor of my mum was born in the same parish as an ancestor of my dad a year apart. And a sibling of mums ancestor wed a cousin of dads ancestor Samuel Stock.
 
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i used find my past and ancestry.uk.co, i found ancestry had more records and was the best
one for me, i have two trees on ancestry, hammer tree and smith tree. the Mormon site is
free and very good for early records, the site is family search.org. hope this helps.
brianp
Thanks Brian. I've been at it 20 years, its just that I've found people in the census on F.M.P that I haven't on A.
Ancestry.
came across this recently, don't know if its any good-Sarah Hanmer,Bn 1833, Shropshire. (f) SAM (M) Sarah Onions,
1851 census Chester.
William Lowe 49 dealer/shop keeper,Hough, Cheshire.
Sarah Lowe 48 Staff
Sarah Han mer 16 Stepdaughter House servant, Chester.

Regards Jonah.
 
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i used find my past and ancestry.uk.co, i found ancestry had more records and was the best
one for me, i have two trees on ancestry, hanmer tree and smith tree. the mormon site is
free and very good for early records, the site is family search.org. hope this helps.
brianp
Thanks Brian. I've been at it 20 years, its just that I've found people in the census on F.M.P that I haven't on A.
Ancestry.
came across this recently, don't know if its any good-Sarah Hanmer,Bn 1833, Shropshire. (f) SAM (M) Sarah Onions,
1851 census Chester.
William Lowe 49 dealer/shop keeper,Hough, Cheshire.
Sarah Lowe 48 Staff
Sarah Hanmer 16 Stepdaughter House servant, Chester.
 
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I find FMP better at census than Ancestree.

I wish one day they make the Ancestree parish registers searchable by marriage witness. I wonder how many of our ancestors witnessed marriages which could be long lost rellies?
 

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The Genealogist is OK depending on what you are looking for. Freereg was one of the first sites I came upon when I started genealogy way back in the year of our lord Two Thoufand And Four in thif faid county of Norfolk in the faid country of England. :2fun:
 

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The Genealogist is OK depending on what you are looking for. Freereg was one of the first sites I came upon when I started genealogy way back in the year of our lord Two Thoufand And Four in thif faid county of Norfolk in the faid country of England. :2fun:
That's funny :2fun::2fun:

But nothing beats the great people on this FHUK site :):p

SOOO helpful and friendly welcome:kissu:
 

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