Re: [S-R] Ancestry DNA test
- Thank you Cyndi for the great information about Ancestory. I am going to sign up today.
From: Cyndi Norwitz <cyndi@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Ancestry DNA test
On Jul 31, 2012, at 8:55 AM, Nick Kerpchar wrote:
> Hi Cyndi,
> I did not know that Ancestory had free membership. I know that they occasionally offer a free trial membership
> for a week or so but not open-ended. Even if a free membership only provided limited data access that would still
> be a good thing. Thank you very much for sharing this information.
They've had free memberships for years. Just don't confuse membership with subscriptions. Subscriptions are not free, unless they're a deal from something (I got 6 months free for buying Family Tree Maker).
Just go to http://www.ancestry.com/ and sign up.
Free services include access to the discussion boards (full access), ability to maintain and edit a family tree, ability to send and receive messages to and from other members, access to many free databases (including the 1940 US Census), access to certain databases when Ancestry runs a special (they often open up a database or a set of them for a few days, usually on holiday weekends or around various events), and ability to run searches.
When you click on a search finding to look at the listing or the scan of the actual document, if it's not a free database, you'll be taken to a page asking you to sign up for US or World subscriptions.
Note that once you have a membership you have it forever. When I got my 6 month US subscription, I still used my same account, with all my saved info. I simply then had database access I didn't have before. When the subscription ended, I kept my account, I just lost some access.
> This DNA thing is intriguing and I too wish it was more economical.
Me too. It's the only thing holding me back.
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