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We’re currently having a few problems with the connection between findmypast and Family Tree Explorer, meaning that you cannot access your family trees at the moment. Rest assured that they are safe, and we are working on a fix now to make them visible gain. We hope to have this fixed soon.
UPDATE: 24/09/10 14:03 – this is now fixed. Apologies again for the interruption in service.
We are delighted to announce that the 1911 census will be available in October as a new subscription package on findmypast.com. 1911census.co.uk will continue as a PayAsYouGo site. Findmypast.com is the only family history website to offer the 1911 Census as a subscription.
The 1911 Census is of immense use to family historians, and even more comprehensive than the 1841 – 1901 England & Wales censuses we already provide. The project to digitise the 1911 census took over 2 years and involved over 300 staff.
- It’s the first census where there is a form for every household rather than just a street-by-street summary: you get to see your ancestor’s own handwriting, and more information about your ancestors is recorded than ever before
- Over 10 times larger than the 1901 census – because every household schedule has survived, there are over 16 million images to view
- Glorious technicolour images – it’s the first census to be scanned in colour and at ultra-high quality, making the original images much easier to read
- More personal details to help you build your tree – the 1911 Census provides information that wasn’t recorded before: number of years married, children born to the marriage, children living and deceased. Often, your ancestors have made mistakes on the form which can give you even more clues to tracking down family members
- It’s the most recent census to be released – the 1921 Census won’t be released until 2021, so this is your best chance to find recent (in some cases, still living!) relatives
Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself by viewing sample images from 1911census.co.uk.
Subscriptions to the 1911 Census on findmypast.com will be available as two packages:
- 12 months ’1911′ subscription: £59.95 – the equivalent of viewing 15 transcripts and images using PayAsYouGo credits.
- 6 months ’1911′ subscription: £39.95 – the equivalent of viewing 10 transcripts and images using PayAsYouGo credits.
Money saving tip: if you plan to view fewer than 10 households, it will be cheaper for you to use PayAsYouGo credits rather than buying a subscription.
The 1911 Census has not been included within findmypast.com’s existing Explorer subscription. If you want comprehensive access to findmypast.com’s records, you can buy the Explorer and 1911 Census subscriptions together at a special introductory price, for a limited time. These discounted prices will be available for at least a month after the launch of the subscription:
- 12 months ‘Explorer and 1911′: £119.95 – a saving of 20%
- 6 months ‘Explorer and 1911′: £74.95 – a saving of 20%
Existing findmypast.com subscribers will be able to upgrade to the new combined subscription using their loyalty discount (currently 20%) at any time – if you decide to upgrade, we will automatically refund the remaining days of your current subscription at a daily rate and deduct this from the price of your new upgraded subscription. Existing findmypast.com subscribers will also get exclusive early access to the 1911 Census before it is made available to the general public.
The 1911 Census will be available as a subscription on findmypast.com no later than October 21st – to receive updates on the launch date, make sure you have opted in to receive newsletters from findmypast.com.
Finally, a reminder that you can use your 1911census.co.uk sign in details and credits on findmypast.com, and vice versa. If you are planning to take up a 1911 Census subscription, now is a good time to use up any remaining credits on the millions of other family history records available on findmypast.com.
Since we introduced our three subscription packages a number of years ago, we have dramatically increased the number and quality of records on findmypast.com, adding millions of records outside the core Birth, Marriage and Death (BMDs) records 1837-2005 and Censuses 1841-1901 which were our initial focus.
With this in mind, we now feel it is the time to simplify the subscription offering on findmypast.com by offering a single package, giving access to the full range of records across the site. Over time, the number of people subscribing to Discovery and Voyager packages has fallen dramatically, and so the single subscription offering which we will be offering from today will be the Explorer package.
Voyager users will actually save money by moving to this package – the equivalent monthly cost of an Explorer is less than half that of the Voyager package and gives access to hundred of millions more records. For Discovery subscribers, the cost of renewing an Explorer package will be less than seven pounds more than the former price of £64.95 using our Best Price Guarantee loyalty scheme. As an added incentive, we will be automatically converting Discovery users to an Explorer subscription free of charge for the final month of their current subscription, giving them a chance to fully explore the extra records.
We hope this change will not only make the subscription options simpler to understand, but also ensure that all users can profit from the millions of Parish Records, Passenger Lists, supplementary BMDs, Military records and other family history records on findmypast.com, which they have to date been unable to access, and most of which cannot be found anywhere else online.
If any current subscribers to either Voyager or Discovery packages have any questions, please do get in touch with the Customer Support team who will be happy to help.
We have now added support for multiple spouses within Family Tree Explorer 3.
You will notice that there are now arrows pointing upwards and downwards from each individual: use these to add a new partner to somebody in your family tree.
Once a secondary partner has been added, a tab will appear next to the individual, indicating multiple spouses.
We have added a number of new features to Family Tree Explorer version 3 – here’s a quick summary for those of you using this version:
- Improved “import” support for different types of GEDCOM files. Although GEDCOM is a standard file format, files do vary very slightly depending on what software has been used to generate them: we have added support for more common types
- No limit on file size of GEDCOM to be imported
- Ability to delete an individual
- Ability to change the default/root individual
- Auto-capitalisation on most input fields
- Faster start up when loading the application
Next on our list:
- Multiple relationship/spouse supported
- Help / User Guides