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  • jreakes
    Hi friends, feel free to pass this on to other lists or friends if you want) I have been sitting on this one for a few months, anxiously waiting for it to get
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 18, 2001
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      Hi friends, feel free to pass this on to other lists or friends if you
      want)
      I have been sitting on this one for a few months, anxiously waiting
      for it to get up and running, I beta tested the CDs as I told you and
      now I've used the web site.
      In a nutshell Ancestry.com is the major number 1 genealogy site next
      to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Familysearch)
      site. To us in Australia and NZ and England the databases -however
      brilliant - were aimed at the US market and if you had or have USA
      ancestors I couldn't recommend a better site!! There were some non-US
      databases, and indeed I have given them some of mine for Australia and
      the British Isles, including Evercreech, convict relatives, orphans
      etc.
      Ancestry.com launched this week a new site for UK and Ireland
      genealogy databases. It will grow at a database a day. Before we go
      too far I'll explain the money side of things (hate wating for the
      bombshell at the bottom don't you?) Ancestry has a FREE search box
      (see my web page for access http://www.familytreeresearch.net) you
      can enter in a name and it has a basic 1 billion names (worldwide).
      It will then give you a free synopsis of what databases your name can
      be found in. There is a FREE section and a PAYING SUBSCRIPTION
      section.
      Membership to the UK/IRELAND site is $24.95 USA for 3mths (a qtr of a
      year) If you are already a member of ancestry you can update for a
      full year at $24.95 to include this new site. Alternatively you can
      suscribe for $69.95 for a full year. Remember in Australia this means
      its approx $52
      and $144. Which is still great value. The Pallot index alone is worth
      it, you used to have to pay a ridiculous ten pounds an entry!! Also
      the data from the brilliant series of Cds apparently will be sent over
      to the site (maybe as part of that daily addition - but it includes
      other exciting records they have up their sleeves)
      The site starts with this mouth watering collection
      Featured databases available in the United Kingdom and Ireland
      Collection include:
      · United Kingdom and Ireland Parish and Probate Records – Includes 15
      million birth, marriage, death, probate, and burial names from
      historical parish registers in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland
      ranging from 1538 to 1837.

      · Civil Registration Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes – A collection
      of 14 million names includes an alphabetical index that is searchable
      by name, record type, district and county. Going forward, this index
      will grow to include every registered birth, marriage and death in
      England and Wales between 1837 and 1900.

      · Pallot Marriage and Baptism Index – This exclusive 4-million name
      collection from the England and Wales area identifies the Parish in
      which the marriage or baptism was celebrated, the names of the
      participants and the date of the event. An image of the original
      record is also available to be viewed online.

      · Irish Famine Index – This index of six hundred thousand catalogues
      the immigration of the Irish during the Potato Famine of 1846-1851
      through passenger lists and other immigration documents.

      I had a few hits today with my Reakes name and was pleasantly
      surprised. Haven't tried my clients or other names yet,

      Anyway, in a few months it is hoped that this site will be able to
      accept Australian dollars, English pounds, and records pertaining to
      commnwealth countries such as Australia, NZ and perhaps Canada may be
      added.

      Its in its nfancy and certainly needs our support and encouragement.
      Remember when calculating cost Christmas is coming :-) Tell Santa.And
      remind reluctant spouses about the cost of petrol driving to
      libraries, the cost of LDS film hire and the subsequent wait for its
      arrival, remind them of speeding fines, kangaroos on the road, and of
      course the absence form the house :-) when you could be happily doing
      it at home.
      To access this ancestry database go to my website and put in a name in
      the search box at the bottom of the page, when the results come up you
      can click on subscribe. Over the weekend I may be able to get a link
      straight to the subscription site. Otherwise you can click on the link
      on my web page to the English/Irish/Scottish Cds that Ancestry has
      brought out.
      I would be very interested in any feedback in regards to value, use of
      site, what you liked and did not like so I can pass it on to Ancestry.
      Even, how you prefer to pay, ie credit cards, local cheque, overseas
      cheque etc.
      What links or helps do you want associated with the new site?
      Have Fun
      Janet Reakes

      JANET REAKES
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      DIP.FHS, ACCREDITED GENEALOGIST GSU (ENG & AUST)
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    • Delma McDonald
      Janet, I am researching BEAN , MOUNT & ROBERTS all from Kent (Folkestone area) do you think it would be to my advantage to join ancestry .com ? Delma
      Message 2 of 2 , Nov 20, 2001
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        Janet, I am researching BEAN , MOUNT & ROBERTS all from Kent
        (Folkestone area) do you think it would be to my advantage to join
        ancestry .com ?
        Delma McDonald, NSW.

        YES, try it out for the 3mths. A new database goes on a day. I have been happy with it. Some areas of mine are covered and a lot still arent.
        You can test it by just typing in the names you want in the search box at the end of my web page
        Bye
        Janet
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        From: jreakes <jreakes@...>
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        Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 1:52 PM
        Subject: [englishresearch] EXCITING NEW ANNOUNCEMENT


        > Hi friends, feel free to pass this on to other lists or friends if
        you
        > want)
        > I have been sitting on this one for a few months, anxiously waiting
        > for it to get up and running, I beta tested the CDs as I told you
        and
        > now I've used the web site.
        > In a nutshell Ancestry.com is the major number 1 genealogy site
        next
        > to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS
        Familysearch)
        > site. To us in Australia and NZ and England the databases -however
        > brilliant - were aimed at the US market and if you had or have USA
        > ancestors I couldn't recommend a better site!! There were some
        non-US
        > databases, and indeed I have given them some of mine for Australia
        and
        > the British Isles, including Evercreech, convict relatives, orphans
        > etc.
        > Ancestry.com launched this week a new site for UK and Ireland
        > genealogy databases. > JANET REAKES
        > GENEALOGY CONSULTANT, AUTHOR & ADOPTION SPECIALIST
        > DIP.FHS, ACCREDITED GENEALOGIST GSU (ENG & AUST)
        > PO BOX 937,
        > HERVEY BAY QLD 4655 AUSTRALIA
        > TEL: 0741 284458 OR INT +61+741+28 4458
        > URL: http://www.familytreeresearch.net
        > MAILING LIST: australiangenealogy@onelist.com
        > subscribe through
        > http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/australiangenealogy/
        > JOIN MY FREE ADOPTION & LIVING PEOPLE SEARCH MAILING LIST
        > http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/adopt-livingsearch/
        > JOIN MY FREE ENGLISH MAILING LIST - Subscribe
        > englishresearch-subscribe@onelist.com
        > JOIN MY FREE IRISH MAILING LIST
        > irishaustralian-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
        >
        > "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
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