Some big news that has just hit the genealogy grapevine, which was announced at the Melbourne venue of the Chris Paton & Thomas MacEntee Downunder Tour earlier this week, and that is that findmypast (all of them) including the Australia/New Zealand site have dropped the price of their subscriptions.
Thanks to the price drop a 12 month subscription to the Australian and New Zealand records is now less than $100, with the World subscription being just under $200. Not only have they dropped their prices, but findmypast.com.au are now offering monthly subscription offered for the first time, which now gives you access to the Australian and New New Zealand records for less than $10 a month.
Here is a portion of their press release …
Leading family history website findmypast.com.au is changing subscription prices to create a more accessible service and provide even better value to both new and existing customers.
Anyone can now start discovering their family history from only $9.95 with findmypast’s brand new one month Australia/New Zealand subscription. This allows you to explore all records from Australia/New Zealand for an entire month for under $10, a unique price point in the family history market. Findmypast is also offering a one month World subscription for only $19.95, which includes access to records from around the world, including the largest collection of Irish records online.
This is the first time that findmypast has offered a monthly subscription, giving family historians the opportunity to get to know the site without any long-term commitment. Viewing all of the Australia/New Zealand records for a whole year is now available for less than $100, and the findmypast 12 month World subscription is now only $199.50. Findmypast aims to make subscription options simpler, offering consistently better value while maintaining a premium quality service. Customers will see new records published every month, constantly increasing the value of all findmypast subscriptions.
Paul Yates, Brand Director for findmypast, says: “At findmypast.com.au we believe everyone should have the opportunity to understand their place in history through their ancestors’ stories. By offering a new monthly subscription for under $10 we are making family history more affordable and accessible, enabling more people to share magical moments of discovery.”
If you haven’t tried findmypast yet, why not sign up for a month and give it a go. You will find very different records to what you will find on Ancestry, so don’t think you’re doubling up if you already have an Ancestry subscription. And I guarantee that if you find any records you’ll agree that you the $9.95 for a month cost is totally worthwhile.