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Do i exist????

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Icant even find myself on ancestry.com,has my whole family been wiped out by the secret service or something or do they only give you usefull info after youve signed and paid up..ie is the 3 day free trial just a teaser:confused:
 
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Icant even find myself on ancestry.com,has my whole family been wiped out by the secret service or something or do they only give you usefull info after youve signed and paid up..ie is the 3 day free trial just a teaser:confused:

If you can see your reflextion in a mirror you are probably ok :biggrin:
you only get 3 days free trial :( thats a bit mean, in the uk you can get a trial of 14 or 30 days depending which offer you use and not sure if it is different in Australia but here you can access all the uk records during the trial period.
 

pee wee

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[QUOTE)(/QUOTE)]Icant even find myself on ancestry.com,has my whole family been wiped out by the secret service or something [/QUOTE]

Laugh!! I had the same thoughts when I started. I thought we had come to Aussie & dropped of the face of the planet. I did find myself eventually. A great relief.

Give us your surname & date & place of birth & will look you up.


[QUOTE][/QUOTE] do they only give you usefull info after youve signed and paid up..ie is the 3 day free trial just a teaser:confused:[/QUOTE]I'm a member with Ancestry but don't have a subscription as I need a credit card, which I don't have. You can access the BMD for England & Wales for free. Haven't heard of the 3 day trial. Usually it's 14 days.

Good luck. Hope to hear from you again

Cheers Peta
 
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welcome

Lol. Had the same problem when I started. Began to doubt I was here at all :D

Not all the births, deaths and marriages have been put into the search engine I'm afraid. To find yourself, go into Ancestry, and underneath the search box is a line which says go directly to births, marriage and death records. Click on that, click on "Births", then enter your name and the quarter and year in which you were born and press search. Click on the "view image" icon and find your name in the list of births. :) Recent births will have mother's maiden name listed, together with district name, volume number and page on the birth register.

Hope this helps you find yourself :)
Bex
 
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Hi
I found the BMDs section and still cant find any info..Is the free version of this, different to the paid version.:confused: because you can find info and i cant,or am i just looking in the wrong places

Thanks for your help....:D
 
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Hi again :)

BMD's are free anyway ;) it's just the census stuff, etc, you need to pay for.

Are you signing in under the UK version of Ancestry? It will still take the same user name and password, but may be easier to follow my instructions above.

Because not all entries of births, marriages and deaths have been transcribed and put into the search engine you may have to look at the original entries in the registers. If you are not sure of date of birth/marriage/death, you may have to look at each quarter for each approximate year until you find what you're looking for. It's time consuming work but well worth the buzz you get when you find the entry you are looking for.

The volume and page numbers refer to entries in the BMD Registers. I have never ordered Certificates from the General Register Office, but apparently you need to give them the Volume and page number so that they can find the correct certificate. I usually order Certificates from local Registry offices. Being out of the country it would be easier for you to order from the GRO.

So, in other words, sign into Ancestry Uk, try the instructions I put earlier in order to find yourself. Once you get practise at finding yourself it'll be much easier finding other peeps :). Though, if you ever find my Gt Gt Grandmother in your searches, please let me know, because I can't find her for love or money... despite searching through 4 quarters x 30 years of deaths... :D

Good luck.
Bex
 

carlo

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Icant even find myself on ancestry.com,has my whole family been wiped out by the secret service or something or do they only give you usefull info after youve signed and paid up..ie is the 3 day free trial just a teaser:confused:
Your not on your own Darren. I have 5 sisters and one brother and can find none of them in BDM on any site, for any of the "free" sites. Maybe they have wiped us all off the records when we came to OZ. And as the saying goes "You can get nothing for free"
Happy hunting.
Carlo
 
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PM me with your details if you like and I'll find you. You can access Births, deaths and marriages for free from 1837. The only trouble is that not all the entries have been transcribed, so you need to look at the original register entries.
:)
 

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