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Never has exploring the past been so easy or fun
Member Name: minimoo87
Advantages: really easy to use
Disadvantages: you'll spend hours on the site
Following my wedding in 2006 I wanted a hobby to fill the void that wedding planning had left. I had always been curious about my family tree and wondered how true some of the stories about pirates and gyspsies that I had been told as a child were. What began as a little dabble turned into a huge rollercoaster full of facinating stories, haunted houses, shipwreck survivors, championship wresters and diamond miners, american pilgrims. I found a whole new arm of my familymy husbands family found links with every king going back to the year dot.
Through this adventure the site that I turned to when researching was Ancestry and it just gets better and better. Even now I am finding new links and facts about my family. It has a hint facility so if a piece of data is added that possibly matches your family member this is shown by a little leaf.
I have the worldwide membershio which although is over £150 a year (and seems a lot) it is worthwhile for me as it gives access to the whole site and also to some of the other worldwide sites. This year the 1911 census is being added to the site and although this is available on other sites you currently have to pay so will mean another saving for me.
The site is really easy to use and mirrors a lot of the family tree software on the market. It is well worth taking up the 14 day membership and having a look.
Summary: Ideal for anyone facinated by their past