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FMP changes.

benny1982

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I received this email yesterday. Any previously viewed records will not be accessible when you simply log in to your account and will only be accessible with a paid subscription.

We’re getting in touch to let you know about some upcoming changes to your account. From September, your previously viewed records in 'My records' will only be accessible with a valid subscription.

We’ll update you on the exact date this change is planned for closer to the time.

- You’ll need a valid subscription to view all records* stored in ‘My records’, including those previously viewed via free trial or free access promotion.

- If you choose to subscribe, you'll have access only to the records included in your subscription. You may need to upgrade to view others.

- The history of the records you searched will be retained in your account, so you won’t lose track of your progress and previously viewed records
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FMP are going the same way as Anc.:mad:

Pay you money to add original records, and now pay again to review them.
FMP must be getting hard up, and trying to squeeze more money from historic subscribers.

The trick is, to download originals, then upload to your online tree(FMP or Anc.), for permanent access and viewing.;)........a bit of a pain though.

Steve.:)
 

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I received that email, but I don't have a sub now and I can't see records I had previously. In fact I couldn't see them a month ago. :rolleyes:

Amanda
 

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FMP are going the same way as Anc.:mad:

Pay you money to add original records, and now pay again to review them.
FMP must be getting hard up, and trying to squeeze more money from historic subscribers.

The trick is, to download originals, then upload to your online tree(FMP or Anc.), for permanent access and viewing.;)........a bit of a pain though.

Steve.:)
They certainly like their pound of flesh. I await them to release more Bucks records which are actually transcripts taken from original registers, not just transcripts taken from Bishop Transcripts (which often omit the witness names for post 1754 marriages and just give names and dates) as I would love to see the witnesses to Marsh Gibbon marriages 1754-1830. Seeing as I live 150 miles away and the FMP Marsh Gibbon ones are from BT's which just often given names and dates. Or why not go the whole hog and release scans of the original registers to get the actual writing.

Their FMP Friday records are a waste of time a lot as they are often duplicate records which are already available on Anc or FamilySearch.
 

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At least I have been (for once) prudent in saving all records that I have found on both FMP and Ancestry.

I save them as there are times when I seem unable to find them again on the sites(I am sure they do it on purpose to wind me up:2fun:)

Peter
 
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