16 September 2013

Are you getting fewer blog comments?

Wondering why you are getting fewer comments on your blog?

If you upgraded your Blogger profile to Google+, readers can now only comment on your blog if they have a Google+ page or profile.

Millions don't!

(Reference: Google Support)

06 September 2013

20% discount for FindMyPast world subscriptions

FindMyPast periodically offers discounts and 'free access' days, which in future I will list on the Discounts and Freebies page on my main Web site. You may also want to read why I use and recommend FindMyPast.

The 'Family History Month' promotional offer has been extended. Until 30 Sep 2013 you can get a 20% discount off a 12 month World subscription to FindMyPast. This gives you full access to 1.8 billion world records including British newspapers.

To claim the discount, enter the promotional code FHMAUG when you subscribe. You may need to scroll down the page to enter the code.

I am a big fan of FindMyPast for genealogy research. For records that are on FindMyPast and also other sites, FindMyPast's indexes and transcriptions are (in my experience) much more accurate. This is particularly obvious with British census records.

FindMyPast are constantly adding new records for Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, United States and Canada. The World Records page lists categories and all the record sets available within them. Follow the links to read descriptions of what each record set contains and the detailed information that you can expect to find. To narrow your search to a specific record set, use the search box at the top of the page that describes it.

If a particular record set has led to a breakthrough in your research, please share the story by adding a comment below.

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